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Why workforce matters for industries that rely on heavy equipment

Heavy equipment operators, whether they are involved in construction or agriculture, are always looking at increasing productivity. More productivity means more jobs, which ideally means better profits. However, there’s a major issue getting in the way of productivity in our industry – a workforce shortage. This shortage is in some way affecting just about every [...]

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How to maximize fuel efficiency for heavy construction and farm equipment

Everyone’s keeping an eye on the margins nowadays. With productivity and efficiency being top of mind for nearly every industry, there is always a focus on how to save money and, in turn, increase profits. In the construction and farming industries, fuel efficiency is one of those topics that affects profitability one way or another. With [...]

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Engine maintenance tips to protect your heavy equipment and machinery

Heavy equipment and machinery are only productive and operating efficiently when they’re powered by an engine that is working properly. That’s why operators must always keep tabs on the health of their equipment’s engines. But how do you know when a vehicle or piece of heavy machinery in your fleet is experiencing engine problems? Well, [...]

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How to keep workers safe in dirty, dusty worksites

At Filter Blaster, we strive to provide an air filter cleaner that has been proven to deliver results for operators of construction heavy equipment and farm machinery. However, we know the value of crew members and workers. These individuals are as critical to getting the job done as any piece of equipment. That’s why it is [...]

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Why cleaning air filters helps protect heavy equipment and farm machinery

A clean air filter leads to a clean engine. A clean engine leads to heavy equipment and farm machinery that operates more efficiently and more productively. By cleaning air filters, you promote healthier and longer-lasting engines in your fleet. That’s because air filters are a primary line of defense against potentially harmful contaminants that would otherwise [...]

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Protect heavy equipment with these winter cleaning and maintenance tips

Keeping your heavy equipment clean and in good condition is a year-round job. However, actually cleaning the equipment can be a little more difficult in colder months when freezing temperatures, winter precipitation and all that salt and grime on the roads present their own challenges to maintaining machinery that’s well-maintained with a professional appearance. In some [...]

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5 ways to save fuel while operating heavy equipment

Margins matter in any business, especially in industries like construction, farming or any other field that relies on expensive heavy equipment. That's why a close eye must be kept on every way possible to save money. For heavy equipment operators, one of the best ways to save money is to focus on fuel efficiency. The [...]

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How to stay safe around heavy construction equipment

Ask any heavy equipment operator what their top priorities are and the best will always include safety at or near the top of the list. In construction, heavy equipment and machinery is a common cause of injury and even death. Of 4,674 private industry worker deaths in 2017, 20.7% occurred in construction, according to OSHA. [...]

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How a clean air filter helps farm equipment performance

Keeping farm equipment and machinery at peak performance is always a priority to farmers. A combine or tractor that suffers engine problems at the wrong time can really put farm operations in a bind. That's why it's critical that farmers and equipment operators maintain a watchful eye over their equipment and make sure all of [...]

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What to look for when hiring heavy equipment operators

Hiring can be a stressful process no matter the job. In the construction industry, employers need to find people who either already ring a specific set of skills to the job or are eager and able to learn those skills very quickly on the job. Employers who need heavy equipment operators to run their fleets need [...]

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