With temperatures and wind chills below zero across Indiana, the condition of the fuel for your equipment is critical. The key to preventing problems with fuel in this cold weather is preparation, says Dave Speas with CountryMark, “Know when the last time you took delivery and what kind of fuel was delivered.” He told HAT that the cloud point of the fuel is a critical factor. “From November through February, CountryMark delivers fuel with a cloud point down around 3 degrees.” In addition, he said special cold flow additive can give you protection up to another 15 degrees below that point.
Speas added, whether it is gasoline or diesel fuel, knowing what you have in your tank is important on these bitterly cold Indiana mornings, “We make sure our fuel is ready for the cold weather right at the refinery.”
If you have questions or concerns, your best bet is to contact your local co-op or fuel supplier.