Category: Product Support Tips

Storing Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Storing DEF

What you need to know about storing Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Why DEF? DEF was created as a nontoxic, nonflammable, and cost-effective solution to reduce emissions while retaining the power of a diesel engine. Urea, an organic compound, gives the fluid its safe and emission-reducing capabilities. DEF is injected into the exhaust system and reduces…
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Tips for Managing Costs of Owning Excavators

volvo excavators

Excavators are essential pieces of construction equipment, but if you’re not careful, owning one can be very expensive. Whether you have Volvo excavators, Case excavators, or excavators from any number of noted manufacturers, managing costs is an important part of ownership. Here are tips you can follow to manage the operating costs of your excavating…
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A Quick Overview of Hydraulic System Maintenance

heavy construction equipment

One of the most overlooked – but most important – components of heavy construction equipment is the hydraulic system. Hydraulics help power a lot of the mechanisms that make performance possible for a piece of construction equipment. But they often aren’t heavily checked, inspected, or maintained, which can lead to problems down the road. Most…
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Keeping Your Construction Equipment Maintained

Construction Equipment Maintenance

Buying construction equipment is a major investment. Machinery isn’t cheap, and neither is replacing it if a critical piece of machinery breaks down. Poor maintenance is one of the main reasons why construction equipment breaks down and falls into disrepair. Many companies don’t perform regular maintenance, nor do they keep accurate records on what work…
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Should You Buy or Rent Construction Equipment?

Construction Equipment Rental

A while back, we discussed three reasons to rent construction equipment from Cowin. While renting is definitely an option, it’s not the only option. You can also purchase brand-new construction equipment from some of the nation’s leading manufacturers. Which one should you choose to outfit your company? When You Should Buy The answer really depends…
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