Or would you prefer that it's scheduled for you?
You can prevent both engine damage and expensive downtime in peak season with a preventative maintenance plan.
What are DPF’s?
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) filter soot from your diesel engine, ensuring a smoother ride for you and a cleaner, healthier environment for everyone around your vehicle. Regular maintenance is key to preventing issues and maximizing the lifespan of DPFs.
Understanding the Importance of Clean DPFs
Over time, DPFs can become clogged, leading to decreased efficiency, increased fuel consumption, irreparable damage to your DPF, and potential engine damage.
How Preventative Maintenance Impacts Your Costs
Extended DPF Lifespan:
Regular maintenance, including periodic cleaning or restoration and inspections, can extend the lifetime of your DPF to match the life of your vehicle.
Optimized Fuel Efficiency:
Clean DPFs contribute to better fuel combustion, so better fuel efficiency means reduced operating costs for your construction fleet.
Properly maintained DPFs ensure compliance with emission standards, preventing environmental fines and penalties.
Preventative Maintenance Tips
Conduct visual inspections of the DPF for signs of soot accumulation or damage. Address any issues promptly to prevent further deterioration.
Follow Manufacturer Guidelines:
Adhere to the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. This may include regular cleaning, ash removal, and temperature checks.
Use Quality Diesel Fuel:
Opt for high-quality diesel fuel with lower sulfur content to minimize the formation of ash and soot in the DPF.
Invest in Professional Cleaning:
Periodically invest in professional DPF cleaning or restoration services to remove accumulated ash and soot effectively. Choose the length of your warranty:
Monitor Engine Performance:
Keep a close eye on the vehicle's engine performance. Unusual sounds, decreased power, or increased exhaust smoke can be indicators of DPF issues. And at The DPF Company, you can get free inspections anytime. You only pay when your DPF needs to be restored, and if it passes four performance tests.
You also get a detailed report showing what was done to your DPF or other aftertreatment filter.
Train vehicle operators on the importance of DPF maintenance and encourage reporting of any irregularities promptly.
Consider a swing unit:The DPF Company stocks the most common DPFs, and you can purchase your own new or remanufactured DPF for immediate use if your construction vehicle DPF needs restoration.
Preventative maintenance is the key to unlocking the full potential of DPFs on diesel construction vehicles. By following these tips and incorporating a proactive approach to DPF care, your construction company can save money with fuel efficiency, reduced downtime, a cleaner environment, and extended lifetime of DPFs on your diesel fleet.