In the past, compact equipment was more forgiving of variances in fuel quality – so when fuel-related issues come up today, you might think there’s something wrong with your machine. The truth is your fuel could be to blame. And this is even more true when weather conditions drop below 25o.
Every compact equipment manufacturer, including Bobcat, has introduced new engine emission technology that includes high-pressure fuel systems and exhaust after-treatment systems. These systems are necessary for meeting interim Tier 4 (iT4) and Tier 4 (T4) emissions standards, but they are highly susceptible to contaminants. Clean fuel is critical for today’s engines.
A proactive fuel management strategy will ensure reliable performance and prevent unexpected issues caused by fuel contaminants.
Today’s iT4 or T4 machines are sensitive to impurities. And that’s the case no matter which brand you’re running. A little planning sets the stage for reliable performance and long machine life.
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EVALUATE YOUR BULK FUEL STORAGE.
Keep a storage tank preventative maintenance log, and track the following:
ALL-TIER SUMMER DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVE
ALL-TIER WINTER DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVE