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Don't Let Fuel Filtration Cost You Harvest Hours

10/22/2019
Don't Let Fuel Filtration Cost You Harvest Hours

Have you ever had that untimely breakdown, the one when you have 60 acres left, rain is on the way and your fuel filter plugs up? Did you know that you could have reduced the risk of that breakdown with a functioning fuel filter on your storage tank?

Replacing tank filters is one of the simplest but most important things you can do to prevent plugged filters on combines, trucks, tractors or other equipment. It may be easy to blame dirty fuel on your supplier, but most often, clean fuel has been delivered to a dirty tank. As the fuel is pumped in, sediment is loosened and is ultimately pumped out. Filtration at the tank can help prevent dirt, water and organic debris from reaching your equipment, but it is often overlooked.

Today’s cleaner, more efficient engines come with tighter tolerances and the need for smaller micron filtration. Industry-leading equipment manufacturers have engineered High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) engines with fuel filtration requirements as low as 2 microns. Worse yet, the fuel filters can cost $120.00 or more each.

However, the retail cost of a 2-micron FS Bio-Power storage tank filter is approximately $40.00. Not only is it cheaper to replace a tank filter, but the chances of plugging the fuel filter on your equipment is greatly reduced. Filtration at the tank with a 2-micron FS Bio-Power filtration ensures the fuel entering your equipment is clean. It’s great insurance that your equipment will keep running and you’ll avoid the additional cost of replacing expensive filters.

If your tank already has a filter, it may be time to replace it.If it doesn’t, see your FS Energy Specialist today to add a filtration system to your fuel tank.

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