6 Quick Tips for Starting a Cold Diesel Engine This Winter

December 14, 2015

Before winter is in full swing, it’s essential to learn the ins and outs of starting a cold diesel engine. Doing so is essential to keeping your engine in working order for seasons to come. That being said, here are six tips for starting a cold diesel engine and maintaining your equipment over time.

John Deere Diesel Engine

1. Do Not Underestimate Warm-Up Time

Giving your cold diesel engine time to warm up is essential. Ideally, you should always allow your equipment to warm up for at least five minutes before operating. Failing to do so can make the engine work harder than necessary.

4 Fluids That Can Impact Interim Tier 4 Engine Efficiency

September 22, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog September 19, 2011. You can view the original post here.

John Deere Engine Efficiency

In our recent post on Total Fluid Economy we discussed the importance of considering total fluid consumption (diesel fuel plus diesel exhaust fluid) in your purchase of Interim Tier 4-certified equipment. But it’s also important for owners and operators to understand that they must carefully evaluate not only the quantities of fluids consumed, but also the type and quality of fluids they utilize. When it comes to fluid quality, there are four key factors to be aware of:

Interim Tier 4 Alert – Use Only ULSD For IT4 Machines

September 6, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog August 31, 2011. You can view the original post here.

ULSD For IT4 Machines

A handful of recent diesel fuel samples across the United States underscores the importance of using only Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) on Interim Tier 4 machines.

Although the U.S. EPA has required large refiners and importers to produce only non-road diesel fuel with 15 ppm or less sulfur content since June of 2010, this requirement does not apply to small refiners. They are currently required to supply only Low-Sulfur Diesel (LSD). The maximum sulfur content for LSD is 500 ppm. The smaller refiners are not subject to the ULSD requirement until June 2014. Non-road diesel with sulfur content over 500 ppm from all suppliers is prohibited by the EPA.