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Old 07-01-2013, 07:13 AM
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Do you "cool down" your equipment?

Hey guys, i have a 25 year old guy working for me this year, running my Kobelco sr35, Taki TL130 and a 650J.....he NEVER lets stuff cool down just stops and turns of the key with no cool down time at all....sometimes I start a piece, and the throttle is still wide open. He has been operating for about 6 years, and is amazing in the TL 130 and the dozer, but this bugs the he** out of me. I have always been taught to let the equipment cool down for a few minutes before shutting it off. Especially with turbo charged equipment.
I always give my iron time to warm up and cool down....

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:20 AM
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Indont so the cool down but at a minimum you need to drop the throttle
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:21 AM
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Shutting it off with it throttled up is a big pet peeve of mine... I've never thought about the cooling down part tho..
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:25 AM
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I do the same as you even in the summer months I try to let them warm up . I even let my gas stuff cool a little before a shut it down.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:27 AM
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I let everything cool down and expect anyone using my equipment to do the same.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:48 AM
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I shut the throttle down for a few seconds and shut it off....My thought on cool down, idling it, the fan is not running as fast, so its not going to cool it down anyways
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:50 AM
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I was taught that diesel engines need to run at idle, or just above idle for a couple minutes....it bugs me when stuf doesn't get warmed up and cooled down properly. But, I have heard that the new tier 4 iron doesn't require much cool down, something to do with the new emisions and DPF.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:07 AM
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I don't think gas engines matter that much, it can't hurt, but Diesel engines really do benefit from some cool down time.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:27 AM
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naturally aspirated engines can be shut off at higher rpm without much negative consequences. It's the turbo that needs proper cool down for longevity sake.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:01 PM
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In short yes... especially on turbo or if I've been working the machine real hard. A few minutes to equalize the temps will help engine life..
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