Stowers Machinery Corporation prides itself on providing superior product support, back by an experienced team of parts and service experts. We've asked these experts to offer their advice to machine owners and operators on a wide range of topics.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLUIDS FOR YOUR MACHINE
Choosing the right fluids for your earthmoving machine doesn’t have to be a challenge. The best way to simplify the selection process is to follow the manufacturer’s requirements. Every manufacturer’s product designs are unique, and as a result, their fluid requirements are different, too.
MAINTAINING GENERATOR RELIABILITY
Your Caterpillar standby generator set is designed to offer a very high level of reliability. This degree of reliability is dependent, however, on the quality of the maintenance it receives, including regular recommended maintenance and frequent inspections. Fortunately, the quality of maintenance is something you can control. Here are some tips to help you get the level of protection you expect from your emergency power system.
PREMATURE BEARING FAILURE
When a bearing in your heavy equipment fails prematurely, the impact can be devastating. Safety can be jeopardized and contaminants may invade your fluid systems, setting the stage for component failure, unplanned downtime, lost production and high repair costs. You can reduce the risk of bearing failure by learning why it happens and how to prevent it.
PREVENT PREMATURE UNDERCARRIAGE WEAR
Whether your construction machine travels on steel or rubber tracks, its undercarriage components take a beating. You can’t prevent them from wearing out all together, but there are ways to slow the process. One of the most important things you can do is improve operating technique.
REDUCE EMISSIONS TO STAY COMPETITIVE
As you consider the changes your company might face in the next several years, be sure to give emissions reduction some focused attention. Develop a plan to reduce emissions now and you’ll be prepared to compete, no matter what the future brings.
SEVEN STEPS TO CLEAN FUEL
High pressure in fuel systems improves fuel atomization and helps reduce emissions, but it can also cause accelerated abrasive wear in the fuel system. Our experts explain three major factors that affect fuel system life and offer seven recommendations to help you ensure that your fuel supply is as clean as possible.
TAKE CHARGE OF BATTERY LIFE
Don’t let a dead battery bring production to a halt at your job site. Take time to learn more about why batteries fail prematurely and what you can do to maximize battery life. The more you know about the subject, the better you’ll be able to choose a battery that delivers reliable performance, long life, and lower owning and operating costs.
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