Tank Maintenance & The Importance of Blended Fuel
Sep 10, 2021
By Brent McMillan
With winter on the way now is a good opportunity to fill your fuel tanks and make sure your filters have all been changed on your pumping equipment. A little preventative maintenance can save a lot of down time. Drain any water from your tanks to help prevent algae growth. As these algae grow in a tank it will eventually find its way into your equipment causing chaos with injectors and the rest of the fuel system. Algae can spread from one piece of equipment to another via the fuel nozzle. A $10.00 filter is a lot cheaper than a trip to the repair shop. We do carry spin on filters in our office.
For anyone who regularly operates diesel powered equipment throughout the winter months, I would highly recommend going with a blended fuel in the fall versus waiting until it’s too late when the colder temperatures hit in January. You may not be using that loader or tractor in November but the fuel system on that equipment really needs to have treated fuel in it prior to the colder weather. There are options how to treat your fuel. Attached are some links that can give you a better understanding of how you can prevent fuel problems in the winter season.
Please stop by our office located at 7th and Fulton if you have any questions on fuel or lubricants. If you are not able to come in, feel free to give us a call at 620.276.8301. From all of us at The Garden City Co-op Inc. we greatly appreciate your business, and we look forward to serving you in the future.