Cold Weather Starting Tips for Construction Equipment

Many Midwest cities had record-breaking mild temps in December,
but forecasts show a widespread arctic blast is on its way, and it’s uncertain how long the blast of cold air may last. We’ll need to remember and take precautions to protect ourselves and our equipment from these elements. Just as you need an extra layer and hot coffee to get you started, a few easy steps will keep your equipment running smooth and happy even when the temps are crazy. Continue reading

Stop Fuel Gelling with Winter Fuel Additive

Winter diesel fuel additive

Stop fuel gelling before it even starts with the right additive

Did you have trouble starting your machine in last year’s “Polar Vortex”? Or in this weeks subzero temps? If you did then you probably already know all about diesel fuel additives. Extremely low temperatures aren’t too kind on engines and if you don’t take the right steps it can cause fuel gelling and fuel filter clogging, which is going to put you and your equipment at a stand still.  Luckily adding a little bit of fuel supplement will go a long way. Continue reading