Ultra low sulfur diesel (or ULSD) fuel was introduced last year as part of an EPA mandate to reduce diesel pollution. While ULSD might reduce emissions, For Construction Pros reports that some engines are having trouble with the new fuel.
Complications with ULSD seem to happen when equipment is subjected to extremes in temperature and fuel reaches a “cloud point”, causing waxy crystals to form.
While the problem appears to be preventable when steps are taken to clean and protect equipment fuel, contractors and other equipment users are frustrated to have another problem to worry about.
Have you had problems with ULSD in you heavy equipment? Did you find a cause…and a solution? Leave a comment and share your story.