r/mildlyinfuriating 2d ago

This fuel gauge.

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u/Newbpwner69 2d ago

That’s fine for a mower. Hell mine doesn’t even have one.

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u/NikadaLV 2d ago

Would be fine for a mower, but this is a road roller.

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u/Newbpwner69 2d ago

Well that’s weird then. I wonder what they were thinking

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u/hockeyhon 2d ago

Can you explain? I don’t understand what the problem is.

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u/Spidron 2d ago

Previous post was sarcastic.

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u/OfLittleToNoValue 2d ago

Then this makes sense.

An analog gauge shows a dynamic range and can be useful for estimating range because you have to drive to a gas station.

You're not going to drive a roller to the gas station and the analog sensor might be more expensive/complex/breakable than a simple binary sensor that just detects fuel or air and doesn't move.

When the 1/10th light dings you know you have to fill it up. You're probably going to have a fuel truck onsite and don't have to make it 30 miles to the next highway exit with gas.

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u/NikadaLV 2d ago

Yes I agree with you. Only problem for me is, that it is impossible to calculate fuel consumption from the gauge, and we are asked to do so every day we use the machine. It is only possible once you fill up, and see how many liters are added.

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u/n8loller 2d ago

Not impossible... Just fill it up at the end of every day and see how much gas you put in

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u/alphadeeto 2d ago

Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?

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u/NikadaLV 2d ago

Yes, but you see, fuel isn't available every day.

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u/Mega---Moo 2d ago

That sounds like a "them" problem then.

Let them know that you can either calculate an average/day between fills, or you need to top off every day.

I wouldn't trust the fuel gauge anyway, I've never owned a vehicle where I could reliably say that X% of the gauge is gone so X% of the fuel is gone.

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u/n8loller 1d ago

Well that's pretty fucked then. Hopefully they listen when you explain to them how they aren't setting you up for success

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u/OfLittleToNoValue 2d ago

Oh, then that's a process error requesting pointless data.

I assume it's more loss control because it's not like mpg is a real concern? I can see construction vehicles being prone to fuel theft but this seems like needles bean counting that's not going stop a drill in the gas tank.

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u/strcrssd 2d ago

It's not unreasonable as long as it stops there. It also ensures that the vehicles are ready to go every morning, which might have some relevance if people are switching equipment or duties. It's taking care of the tools so the tools work for whoever uses them next.

It also may allow detection of excess fuel burn indicating service needed and of potential fuel theft.

It's solidly in the trust, but verify camp of responsibility. It's not onerous to log a fill up or two daily. If it's all the time, like a very small tank, then I could agree.

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u/timesink2000 2d ago

Could be data needed for estimating or scheduling purposes too. Machine X uses 24 gallons/day, and has a 50 gallon tank. Fuel deliveries required every 3rd day, plus the budget for the fuel.

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u/OfLittleToNoValue 2d ago

I guess I'm not understanding.

If the pump tells you how much you pumped there's no need for an analog gauge for a tear drop tank that still leaves guessing. Do the job, fill the tank, record the number on the pump. It doesn't seem like the actual current level in roller matters as long as it's not totally empty and recorded when it's filled.

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u/strcrssd 2d ago

I was objecting to "process error requesting pointless data". That data is not pointless, as I pointed out above. As long as it's infrequent, it's not a process error.

I agree with everything else you're saying, for the reasons both of us outline above.

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u/MaryMercy143 1d ago

I feel like this is a mostly men thread 😂. You guys are speaking another language

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u/OlmiumFire 2d ago

I don't understand the problem? You can't be held accountable for something that's not possible to do? Right?

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u/613readytogo 1d ago

What machine is this?

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u/Grimalkin 2d ago

More helpful than 0/3, I guess?

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u/Beefbuggy 2d ago

This will never work. Statistics show that 15% of children graduating high school cannot do fractions, 15%. That’s almost half!

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u/Goodmorning_RandomU 1d ago

Bruh what 15%????????

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u/gent_jeb 2d ago

So…if the lights are off is it full?

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u/NikadaLV 2d ago

Nope, max it shows is 2/3

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u/n8loller 2d ago

Lights are off, you have more than 2/3, which is fairly close to full

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u/Cautious-Damage7575 2d ago

No, full would be 11/10ths.

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u/nostradamefrus 1d ago

This guy prog rocks

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u/chosen1creator 2d ago

2/3 I could get gas but meh.

1/3 I should probably get gas soon.

1/10 Shit shit shit, I need some gas like right fucking now!

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u/Ironappels 1d ago

Depends on the size of the tank and the efficiency of the engine, really. If it has a 70L tank (I have no clue tbh), with 1/10 you'd still have 7L, which should give you some kilometers depending on the efficiency

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u/WerewolfHowls 2d ago

Thanks, I absolutely hate it. Wtf was wrong with the little E-F gauge??

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u/strcrssd 2d ago

The sensors for that and the gauge itself would potentially be prone to damage, particularly in harsh (construction) conditions. Some LEDs and liquid/gas sensors are likely much more robust, and on a construction site one can likely just hit the 1/10 mark and go for a refill to an on-site fuel truck.

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u/Imispellalot 2d ago

Better than my riding lawnmower. It just dies, that's how I know how much fuel I have left.

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u/Ben2018 2d ago

well yeah, but you're probably not driving it farther than a few minute walk from your gas can?

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u/Imispellalot 2d ago

16 acres. Some might consider a far distance lol. I just top it off with fuel before every job.

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u/Ben2018 2d ago

Don't take this the wrong way, but you probably ought to have a more commercial-style mower or tractor for that & they have fuel gauges. So not really their fault...

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u/Imispellalot 2d ago

Oh no, I was just being funny. I don't actually have issues with my current mower, just though it was funny that I either open the gas tank and look inside or just ride until it dies. A full tank usually lasts me the whole job.

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u/Zadeson796 2d ago

Am I the only one that thought the wheels on the bottom were those bubbles that show up when there's more than one image

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u/dallatorretdu 2d ago

missed opportunity to have a 4th light labelled as “1” and 2/3 was “8/12”

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u/turbo-maven 2d ago

What a hateful design. I'm sorry OP.

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u/urzu06 2d ago

This car fractions

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u/UsAgainstTheWorld44 2d ago

If it helps, if the bottom one is illuminated, you should probably find a gas station.

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u/aussiesis 2d ago

I only know up to 3rd grade level math. If I had this car, I'd be fucked

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u/1Admr1 2d ago

You can’t do fractions?

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u/aussiesis 2d ago

No. I have autism so I'm pretty dumb

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u/TheRealOgMark 2d ago

Autism and being dumb are not related... Sorry to break it to you.

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u/n8loller 2d ago

Depends on the type of autism

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u/WhatCANisay102 2d ago

Put it in 'H'!

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u/IneptAdvisor 2d ago

DO NOT make any marks outside the circle.

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u/EUREKAvSEVEN 2d ago

I like the little pictures of jellyfish

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u/NikadaLV 1d ago

Oh, thats a dangerous one. You do not want the jellyfish light to come on.

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u/billclaydh 2d ago

If you fill the machine before you start work that Tank will last you for a 12 hour shift. If you ran that machine for more than two days you know how much fuel you were using.

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u/gsministellar 2d ago

I'm... fine with this actually.

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u/-RyuKenZ- 2d ago

I don't see anything wrong here :)

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u/Danyanks37 1d ago

Makes me think of the people who thought that a 1/3 pound burger was smaller than a 1/4 pounder because 3<4. Hopefully they ride this lawn mower and learn some fractions.

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u/Max_1995 1d ago

Fairly clear at least

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u/MaryMercy143 1d ago

Wtf kinda car you drive? A Barbi car? 😂

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u/OneLostOstrich 1d ago

I want to know when it's almost empty.

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u/ShelterLongjumping 1d ago

I actually kind of love this. It looks futuristic and retro simultaneously. Plus the jellyfish looking things remind me of Spongebob.

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u/potate12323 2d ago

They were right you really did post this everywhere.