Enter the total time of operation (min) and the number of cycles into the Excavator Cycle Time Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Excavator Cycle Time.

## Excavator Cycle Time Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Excavator Cycle Time.

ECT = T / C

Variables:

- ECT is the Excavator Cycle Time (min/cycle)
- T is the total time of operation (min)
- C is the number of cycles

To calculate the excavator cycle time, divide the total time or operation by the number of buckets/cycles.

## How to Calculate Excavator Cycle Time?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Excavator Cycle Time.

- First, determine the total time of operation (min).
- Next, determine the number of cycles.
- Next, gather the formula from above = ECT = T / C.
- Finally, calculate the Excavator Cycle Time.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total time of operation (min) = 500

number of cycles = 30

ECT = T / C** **= ?