Cost Comparison to Industry Standards

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Common Machines

  • Backhoe - $75k start for Terex TLB840R at 74 hp, but their 94 hp starts at $54k.
  • 4-in-1 bucket - $5k - [1]


When deployed as full product ecologies (construction set product ecosystem with Deep Modularity) - then the savings is 10x. Combined with lifetime design (open design, high level of part Degeneracy, Design for Disassembly, simple part sourcing, Robust Design - then savings are 10x value increase by 10x life extension. Thus, 1% the cost of industry standards.

Qualitative Tractor Manufacturing Cost Comparison


See also:

Analysis from 2011