Get with the Program
By establishing and diligently following a preventive
maintenance program, equipment managers can
help ensure the optimal performance, reliability,
and longevity of their engines.
Keep your Interim
Tier 4 diesel engines
running strong with
by Tim Hilvers
s the power source for an array of
heavy-duty equipment, diesel engines
are vital to profitable production in
the aggregate industry. Producers rely
heavily on these engines to perform day after day
in rugged, often extreme, environments.
By implementing a comprehensive engine
preventive maintenance program, equipment
managers can help maximize the reliability of the
engines that are so critical to their operations.
Any complete program includes maintenance
considerations associated with engine technologies used to meet new Interim Tier 4 emissions
Your engine is a fully integrated system of
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components that work together to deliver optimized performance, so maintaining your engine’s
fuel, lubrication, air intake, cooling, electrical,
and after-treatment systems properly will promote a long, productive service life.
The operator’s manual provides a detailed
description of recommended engine service requirements at various intervals. Following these
service requirements will help ensure that your
engine delivers years of dependable service.
The integration of exhaust filters into Interim
Tier 4 engines for particulate matter reduction
necessitates the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel