Spring and new projects go hand in hand. Whether you live in the Midwest, on one of the coasts or anywhere in between, your day-to-day generator maintenance routine should shift to accommodate for warmer weather.
Here are our service team’s do’s and don’ts to keep in mind this season.
- Check to see that engine oil and coolant are at proper levels. This helps avoid trouble starting and alleviates engine performance issues down the road.
- Perform a full oil and filter change after long storage.
- Check all electrical connections and components for any signs of damage or corrosion.
- Ensure diesel fuel levels have not accumulated any water from winter condensation. Best practices include draining the fuel and replacing it with a fresh tank.
- Perform a battery test to check that your battery and alternator are at optimal performance.
- Leave blockages on intake ports that restrict airflow.
- Run your generator with corrosion on the battery leads.
- Use the same air filter from last season. Learn more about our generator parts here.
- Use rubber parts (i.e., hoses and belts) that show signs of cracking.
If your Kubota generator has been in cold storage, check out our blog for instructions on prepping it for use.
No matter the weather, the best way to maintain optimal generator performance is to fully service it every six months. When servicing your Kubota LOWBOY generator, make sure to refer to your generator service manual for the proper factory recommendations.