This report shows how the maintenance department can increase work efficiency. The improvements will result from purchasing a new ATV.
This report focuses on the aspects of purchasing a new ATV to reach the maintenance department's goal. The evaluating criteria include: rack capacity, towing capacity, ground clearance, fuel capacity, and cost. To improve the work efficiency of the maintenance department, the 2000 Yamaha Grizzly should be purchased.
This report recommends the purchase of a new four wheel drive ATV. Using the internet for resources, the choice has been narrowed to two: 2000 Yamaha Grizzly and 2000 Honda Foreman ES.
Each ATV has been evaluated using the following criteria, in descending order of importance.
■ Rack Capacity
■ Towing Capacity
■ Ground Clearance
■ Fuel Capacity
The current 1987 model ATV does not meet the new required standards for the maintenance department. The 1987 model ATV does not have a front cargo rack and the rear cargo rack has a maximum capacity of only 75 lbs. The towing capacity for the 1987 model ATV cannot exceed 500 lbs. Ground clearance for the current ATV is a mere 5 in. The fuel capacity for the current ATV is just 1.9 gal. Table 1 (shown below) shows the standard for each criteria.
New Standard Criteria vs. Current ATV
Criteria Standard Current ATV
Rack Capacity 75 lbs/150 lbs 0 lbs/75 lbs
Towing Capacity 800 lbs 500 lbs
Ground Clearance 7.5 in 6.5 in
Fuel Capacity... [continues]
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