Do you "cool down" your equipment?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by excav8ter, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I guess, even though it may not be totally necessary, i will continue to do what i have always done.....let my iron warm up and "cool" down.
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  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    I 100% agree on warming equipment up even in warmer weather. Cooling it down will not hurt anything at all and I would treat it just like you paid for it.
  3. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I always warm up and cool down. My Kobelco 135SR has the warm-up feature to help get the hydraulics warmed up, that helps a lot in cold weather. In the summer I still let it warm up a little, i might grease up or walk around and look the site over. When cooling down, might grease up, pick up shovels sweep the floor, wash windows....what ever....but the equipment gets a few minutes to cool down.
  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    Same here! Only thing I cool down would be turbo diesel. All gas stuff is just idled down and shutoff.

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