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Poll Results: Capital Cost Vs. Operating/Maintenance Cost

Sept. 19, 2018
We asked readers: When buying new equipment, how does your site handle the tradeoff between capital cost and operating/maintenance cost?
When buying new equipment, how does your site handle the tradeoff between capital cost and operating/maintenance cost?

7.7% -- Always favors lower capital cost
12.4% -- Usually favors lower capital cost
39.1% -- Depends upon the particular equipment
11.0% -- Usually favors lower operating/maintenance cost
4.3% -- Always favors lower operating/maintenance cost\
8.4% -- Don't know
17.1% -- Not applicable

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