Improving Fuel Efficiency

Does equipment smoke a little while running or make your eyes burn. If you don't use your equipment every day it's easy to overlook the fuel you could be wasting; a waste that can be prevented with some routine maintenance and a few simple checks and adjustments.

Have you checked your intake system lately? Air filters, even though they may look clean, often have fine dust embedded in them. They need to be replaced according to the conditions in which the equipment is used. You can remove your intake hose at the intake manifold and wipe your finger inside to see if there are signs of dust. This easy check could save you thousands of dollars down the road. If your equipment is a turbocharged model, loosen the hose at the turbo and try to move the end of the impeller. If it has slack or does not spin freely, it should be replaced.

Have you considered adding a Centri® precleaner to your system. Centri® precleaners can help maximize engine performance by extending air filter life up to 12X, increases engine life and overall performance. Centri® precleaners help remove dust, dirt, chaff, sand, snow, and debris. By keeping the air clean ,Centri® precleaners provide longer filter life, increased engine performance, and reduce operating costs.

The exhaust system also plays a part in fuel efficiency, especially in the turbocharged models. Checking for rust filled mufflers and rusted out weather caps and elbows will not only save on fuel costs, but will no longer allow rain water to enter the engine. These items are replaceable and can usually done without aid of a mechanic. If your equipment has been around a few years, keep in mind that a diesel engine has solid lifters in the valve train and needs to be adjusted manually according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Injector and fuel cleaning additives can also be add to keep your system clean and running smoothly. As the harvest season approaches take this opportunity to to get your machinery prepared for the upcoming harvest season.

Air Filters

Air Filters

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Case-IH Kubota
Deutz Massey Ferguson
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Gleaner
Centri Precleaners

Centri® precleaners

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Deutz Steiger
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Mufflers

Mufflers

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 Mufflers/Exhaust Pipes

Mufflers/Exhaust Pipes

Exhaust Pipes
Exhaust System Parts
Muffler Clamps
Weather Caps
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