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Extreme Cold Reminders

Jan 30, 2019

As the extreme cold hits, a few preventative tips can decrease the number of service calls on your units and help control costs during the remainder of the winter months. Using fuel from a supplier that has been pre-treated for cold weather is crucial. With the extremely cold temperatures expected in the upcoming days, PLM recommends some helpful hints to keep your units running:

  • Place all units into continuous run mode and start the unit, loaded or empty to keep batteries fully charged and coolant from freezing
  • Treat fuel for cold weather conditions– if you are unsure if you are using treated fuel,add anti-gel fuel treatments to your tank to prevent fuel from gelling
  • Check oil, water and fuel levels daily—keep levels close to full to create less condensation
  • Drain air tanks on tractor and trailer daily to help keep the system dry

If you have any questions, please contact your local branch or call 877-RENT-PLM (736-8756)