Your portable equipment is built to work in high ambient temperatures and highly demanding environments. Even so, the rising temperatures, humidity and dust levels of Summertime can cause problems. Here are some tips for keeping your generator up and running in top form.
Many summertime failures in construction and industry equipment are related to the cooling system. To keep your engine cooled during the hot season, check the coolant level regularly as well as the condition of the coolant. Even a small amount of water or other coolant can affect the cooling performance dramatically, even causing a failure within the system.
High temperatures cause electrolytes to evaporate more quickly, accelerating chemical depletion and possibly causing battery failure. So, inspect the electrolyte level, and take the time to check the battery terminals, which might require some cleaning or re-tightening.
Rubber hoses have a lifespan and when this is reached, the condition of the material deteriorates rapidly, especially in very hot temperatures. The result: potential leaks or even ruptures in the hose. To avoid breakdowns, conduct a detailed visual inspection of your hoses, and replace them, if necessary.