GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AIR FILTERS
Fleetguard offers a number of solutions in this area
Air filtration is a simple concept; but in order to get the best performance from your engine, and the most out of your air filter, there are a few other technologies worth being aware of. From precleaners to advanced media innovations, Fleetguard says the following solutions are designed to help lower your total cost of ownership.
Every filter has a given surface area in which to capture and retain contaminants. Fleetguard says Magnum filters fit in more media than traditional air filters, providing greater surface area for trapping particles.
Greater surface area means greater capacity, resulting in longer service intervals and reducing the need for filters to be changed as often.
Fleetguard says its Magnum filters help to reduce downtime and lower an engine’s total cost of ownership (TCO).
Magnum filter upgrades are identified by the “M” suffix on the end of the part number. Many Fleetguard air filters are available with Magnum upgrades.
Fleetguard Sy-Klone Precleaners
Precleaners help reduce the contamination load of an air filter by removing particles before they get to the element.
Fleetguard Sy-Klone precleaners are an ejective type precleaner, which reportedly require zero maintenance.
Fleetguard says they provide high efficiency removal of larger particulates that would otherwise contribute to more rapid blockage of an air filter element.
Precleaners work to extend service intervals, reducing downtime and TCO.
The humble restriction indictor is a small but important accessory and is very useful in determining when a filter needs changing, allowing you to service only when necessary, and never prematurely.
Fleetguard says restriction indicators ensure you get the longest possible life out of your air filters and therefore prevent you from wasting time and money on unnecessary servicing.
The safety element, also referred to as the secondary or inner element, has an important role to play. If your air filtration system is fitted with one of these, Fleetguard says you only need to change it every third primary filter element change because all of the hard work is done by the primary filter, and typically, the safety element should see very little contamination.
Generally, it says the only contamination that the safety element faces, is what falls off the primary element during a service. By ensuring safety elements are changed on this basis, Fleetguard says you save on parts and labour, lowering TCO.
For more information, call 1800 030 037 or visit www.fleetguard.com.au