Cold Weather Aids
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Cold Weather Aids
We offer a wide range of superior quality cold weather aids for most applications. The
Fleetguard? product line exemplifies our commitment to being your global
solution provider and includes:
Battery warmer blankets
Coolant heating products
Diesel fuel warmers
Heavy-duty starting fluid systems
Oil heating products
Battery Warmer Blankets
Batteries have only 75% of their cranking power available at 10?F (-12?C). By -5?F (-20?C),
only about 60% is available; by -40?F (-40?C), cranking power is
virtually non-existent. Battery warmers plug into the nearest outlet to
retain cranking power for ready starts. The Fleetguard? wrap-around
battery warmers feature:
Enough warmth to keep full battery power through the coldest nights
Fast and easy installation
Oil- and acid-resistant heavy vinyl cover
Thick, fiberglass insulation retains warmth even when the warmer is not plugged in
Our blankets are CSA approved.
Not recommended for nickel cadmium batteries.
Coolant Heating Products
Fleetguard? offers both immersion heaters and remote-mount coolant tank heaters. Their
purpose is to keep coolant and cylinders warm so that cranking power is
used to heat the fuel, not the cold metals surrounding it. Because the
combustion temperatures needed to ignite No. 2 diesel fuel are 550?F (285?C)
to 600?F (315?C), warmed coolant is vital to the starting process, even
in temperatures as warm as 50?F (10?C). Coolant should be maintained at
a minimum of 120?F (50?C) for a diesel engine to start readily.
Diesel Fuel Warmers
The clouding and waxing of diesel fuel is a growing problem facing today's diesel engine
operators. Poor refining and lower quality base fuel creates a situation
where the ready flow of diesel fuel stops at even warmer temperatures. In
addition, No. 1 diesel is no longer readily available in all climates.
Diesel fuel additives are helpful but not completely effective, and they
are expensive. Fleetguard's selection of diesel warming alternatives is
representative of the best products on the market today. Make your
selection based upon operating environment and other starting/warming aids
in use on the vehicle.
Heavy-duty Starting Fluid Systems
We offer both electrically and manually actuated starting fluid systems. All kits
provide a measured shot of starting fluid into the diesel engine manifold
on demand, which aids ignition at low ambient temperatures. Most kits
include the most popular atomizers, which are color-coded for easy
Oil Heating Products
Lube oil heaters are needed to keep lubricant flowing freely so that full power is available
immediately. Adaptable to all sumps, these heaters should be installed at
a low point in the sump to allow heat to rise. Engine oil, transmission
fluid, and hydraulic fluid may be warmed with Fleetguard? oil immersion
heaters. Special attention should be paid to wattage requirements
according to system capacity and temperature in the environment. The use
of 10 to 20 watts per quart of oil is recommended. In moderate climates, a
thermostat is recommended in order to avoid charring or coking if wattage
exceeds 10 watts per quart.
In addition to the products described in this page, Fleetguard? offers cold weather
accessories such as wiring harnesses, power receptacles, extension cords
We carry the
products, and we're adding them to our online system just as fast as we can. For items not yet listed, please call us at
and we'll be happy to help you out.
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