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Fuel, diesel conditioners summer and winter formula

Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioners

John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioners are designed for use in any diesel engine with Low Sulfur, Ultra Low Sulfur, and biodiesel fuel.

 

Index

·        Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Summer Formula

·        Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Winter Formula

·        Questions and answers

 

On the farm

Off road

Over the road

Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner comes in Summer and Winter formulas. It is recommended for use with low sulfur diesel (LSD), ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), and biodiesel up to 20% blends (B20).

 

Field test results of diesel fuel sampling have revealed that some sources of regular diesel do have the presence of bio components. The standard for diesel fuel is ASTM D-975, and it states that regular diesel fuel is allowed up to 5% bio content without being designated biodiesel. For this reason, we have chosen to simplify our product line to one that offers broad coverage for the diesel fuel spectrum from mineral based to biodiesel up to B20. 

 

Diesel fuel conditioner is a fuel additive for year round use to improve diesel fuel quality and maintain peak engine efficiency. Regular use will minimize many of the problems caused by impurities and variances in diesel fuels.

 

Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Summer Formula

(TY26784, TY26785, TY26786)

Features and benefits

·        Boosts Cetane Number for faster, smoother, fuel efficient starting

·        Aggressive Detergents and dispersants clean and keep clean injectors – helps prevent injector erosion, prevents emissions deterioration due to deposits, and cleans entire fuel system

·        Lubricity Improver for added protection and reduced fuel injection and pump wear when using Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel

·        Moisture Control improves water tolerance and helps minimize microbial growth

·        Maintains fuel pump warranty

·        Minimizes smoking

·        Compatible with all diesel fuels

 

Specifications

 

Color

Amber

Clarity

Clear

Specific gravity ASTM D 4052

0.957

Flash point (Closed cup [Pensky-Martens])

148º F (64.4º C)

Freezing point

<  -40º F (-40º C)

 

Treat rate

 

Part

number

 

Size and pkg. qty.

 

Treat rate

TY26784

16 oz. (473 ml) per flask
12 per carton

Each bottle treats 208 gallons (787 L) of diesel fuel

TY26785

1 gallon (3.78 L) per bottle
4 per carton

Each bottle treats 1664 gallons (6299 L) of diesel fuel

TY26786

5 gallon (18.9 L) per pail

Each can treats 8320 gallons (31,495 L) of diesel fuel

 

Order information

 

Part

Number

 

Description

 

Size

Pkg.

qty.

TY26784

Fuel-Protect Diesel Conditioner Summer, 16 fl. oz. (437mL)

16 oz. (473 ml)

12

TY26785

Fuel-Protect Diesel Conditioner Summer,
1 Gal. (3.78L)

1 gal. (3.78 L)

4

TY26786

Fuel-Protect Diesel Conditioner Summer,
5 Gal. (18.9 L)

5 gal. (18.9 L)

1

Warranty: 90 days

 

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Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Winter Formula
(TY26787, TY26788, TY26789)

Features and benefits

·        Boosts Cetane Number for faster, smoother, fuel efficient starting

·        Aggressive Detergents and dispersants clean and keep clean injectors – helps prevent injector erosion, prevents emissions deterioration due to deposits, and cleans entire fuel system

·        Lowers Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP) and Pour Point improving cold weather fuel flow

·        Lubricity Improver for added protection and reduced fuel injection and pump wear when using Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel

·        Moisture Control improves water tolerance and helps minimize microbial growth

·        Extends fuel filter life

·        Maintains fuel pump warranty

·        Minimizes smoking

·        Compatible with all diesel fuels

 

Specifications

 

Color

Amber

Clarity

Clear

Specific gravity ASTM D 4052

0.919

Flash point (Closed cup [Pensky-Martens])

165º F (73.9º C)

Freezing point

<  -22º F (-30º C)

 

Treat rate

 

Part

number

 

Size and pkg. qty.

 

Treat rate

TY26787

16 oz. (473 ml) per flask
12 per carton

Each bottle treats 52 gallons (197 L) of diesel fuel

TY26788

1 gallon (3.78 L) per bottle
4 per carton

Each bottle treats 416 gallons (1575 L) of diesel fuel

TY26789

5 gallon (18.9 L) per pail

Each can treats 2080 gallons (7874 L) of diesel fuel

 

Order information

 

Part

number


Description


Size

Pkg.

qty.

TY26787

Fuel-Protect Diesel Conditioner Winter,
16 fl. oz. (437mL)

16 oz. (473 ml)

12

TY26788

Fuel-Protect Diesel Conditioner Winter,
1 Gal. (3.78L)

1 gal. (3.78 L)

4

TY26789

Fuel-Protect Diesel Conditioner Winter,
5 Gal. (18.9 L)

5 gal. (18.9 L)

1

Warranty: 90 days

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Why John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioners are your best buy

1.      Factory designed and approved formula

2.      Improves performance in any diesel-powered equipment

3.      Allows you control over when and where to use it

4.      Gives you complete choice on your base diesel fuel supplier

5.      Can add more or less fuel conditioner as needed

6.      Regular use supports your warranty claims

7.      John Deere packaging means you get fresh, uncontaminated additive every time

 

Directions

Add to fuel tank before the fuel is added to support dispersing and complete mixing. To be effective in lowering the temperature of fuel gelling and fuel filter plugging, Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula must be added at least 15 degrees F above the diesel fuel cloud point. This will change with the fuel type and blend depending on what is delivered, be it #2, or a blend of #2 and #1. Your local fuel provider can indicate what blend you are receiving based on the seasonal temperatures.  

 

If spilled on painted finish, flush immediately with water and wipe off.

 

Toxicity

Harmful if swallowed. Vapor harmful. Irritant. Avoid contact with eyes. Use in a well-ventilated area.  In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water. If swallowed, give one or two glasses of water or milk and contact your physician, Poison Control Center, or hospital emergency room for prompt medical attention.

 

Combustible. Keep away from heat or flame.

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Questions and answers

1.      Is a diesel fuel conditioner really necessary and why?

Yes. The need to use a diesel fuel conditioner is now more important than ever. Diesel fuel quality can vary dramatically from source to source and even day to day. Inconsistent fuel quality can result in customer dissatisfaction over equipment life and performance. In addition, many diesel fuels (regular or premium) are designed for near term use in on-highway equipment. John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner is strong enough to bring most any diesel fuel up to acceptable standards and will allow for optimum performance in any diesel engine. Therefore, it is recommended that John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner be used throughout the year.

 

2.      There are many brands of fuel conditioners available over-the-counter as well as through
co­-ops and fuel distributors. Why is it strongly recommended that I use John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner?

John Deere has a lot more at stake than just selling fuel additive. John Deere is in the business of providing customers with quality equipment that performs as promised. It is a fact that diesel equipment runs better and lasts longer when quality diesel fuel is used.

John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner is a proprietary blend of fuel additives that are capable of improving most any diesel fuel. This is not true for other fuel conditioners available over-the-counter or through a local fuel supplier. Test data shows that many commercially available additives are either non-functional or incomplete in their respective formulation. In addition, fuel additives offered by local fuel suppliers and even major oil companies are usually purchased on bid by buyers who understand additive price more that they understand additive performance and quality. Therefore, performance is often secondary for such products. This can often lead to customer dissatisfaction. It is recommended that John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner be used in all diesel fuel working in any application.

 

3.      What benefits will I get with John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner?

Both the Summer and Winter versions have the following benefits:

·        Exclusive formula only available through John Deere

·        Detergency – Cummins L-10 superior rating insures clean injectors and maintains fuel economy

·        Modern lubricity technology – superior performance over a wide range of fuels, including Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD)

·        Increased Cetane number for better start-ups, increased power and smoother operation

·        Stability protection for reduced sediment and filter plugging and maximum filter life

·        Regular use inhibits the growth of fuel bacteria

 

In addition, the Winter version also offers:

·    Superior cold flow properties to prevent fuel gelling and filter plugging

·    Deicer to inhibit fuel and filter icing

 

4.      Why is John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner recommended for use in old and new diesel equipment?

John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner improves the diesel fuel itself, which makes any engine run better and last longer. New engines will enjoy these benefits right from the start. Older engines will run better after just a few fill ups. John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner can be used in any diesel-powered equipment – John Deere or other makes – on or off the farm. In fact, other diesel engine manufacturers recommend John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner to their customers for optimum operation and preventative maintenance.

 

5.      Why does John Deere offer a Summer and Winter formula?

The summer formula offers the same important features as the winter formula without the costly winterization components. This results in a more cost-effective product. In addition, many John Deere customers are not concerned about winter weather, but their equipment will still benefit greatly from regular use of John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner.

 

6.      Can John Deere Fuel-Protect Fuel Conditioner be added to my bulk fuel storage tank?

Yes, and it should be. Treating fuel as it is added to the bulk fuel storage tank will ensure that the product is well mixed. As an added benefit, the conditioner contains a fuel stabilizer that should be added to any new fuel deliveries to maximize fuel storage and filter life, and to protect your bulk fuel storage tank from corrosion.

 

7.      Why does the Winter formula have to be added when the fuel is above the cloud point?

Diesel fuel contains wax that begins to form crystals at the cloud point of fuel. These crystals are very large in size and will continue to grow until the equipment ceases to operate (gelled filter). The Winter formula contains a “wax crystal modifier,” or anti-gel, which allows the wax crystals to form, but changes the shape and size of the wax crystals as they form. Smaller crystals allow the filter to function at lower temperatures without plugged or shut-down. The only way to change the crystal shape is to add the winter formula at a warm temperature prior to when the crystals first start to form. This is why the conditioner must be added when the fuel temperature is at least 15 degrees F above the cloud point of the fuel. For example, if the diesel fuel cloud point is 10 degrees F, the Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula must be added at 25 degrees F or higher.

 

8.      Why does the Winter formula gel in the bottle when it gets cold?

All fuel additives that contain large amounts of “anti-gel” will freeze in their concentrated form (prior to mixing with diesel fuel). Fuel additives that don’t freeze contain little or no anti-gel components.

This is similar to antifreeze/coolant that is put into radiators. Undiluted antifreeze actually freezes at about 30 degrees F. It needs water to lower the freezing point and work at low temperatures. John Deere winter formula contains a large amount of anti-gel. Once added to the diesel fuel, it will outperform most competitive products. To prevent gelling of John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula, store the bottle at or above 50 degrees F. If the product has gelled in the bottle, thaw it out and then add it to the diesel fuel. The product is still effective after thawing – just be sure that it is added at a high enough fuel temperature to work properly. See question 7 above for additional information.

 

9.      If John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula is used, what temperature is the fuel protected to against gelling?

John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula is intended to be sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. In this wide range of temperatures and fuels, the Winter formula typically protects down 15 to 20 degrees F below the cloud point. This range will vary with some fuels, even when purchased from the same supplier. We recommend using fuel with the addition of 20% No. 1 Diesel or Kerosene as your ambient temperature approaches 15 to 20 degrees F below the cloud point. Larger amounts of No. 1 fuel may be necessary if you are expecting to operate in even lower temperatures. John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner performs consistently better over a wide range of fuels when compared to other fuel additives.

 

10.  What is the High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) and why is it important?

The High Frequency Reciprocating Rig is an industry test used to evaluate the lubricity of distillate fuels. Lubricity is an indication of a fuel’s ability to protect fuel pumps and injectors from wear. Diesel fuels treated with John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner have been, and continue to be, regularly evaluated on with this demanding test. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner has consistently performed at or above the levels set by engine and pump manufacturers. This means longer life from your fuel injectors and fuel pumps. In addition, you will have more precise “fuel control” throughout the life of your equipment, which results in better fuel economy and lower emissions.

 

11.  Does ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel affect filter life?

Yes. Ulta low-sulfur diesel fuels have less tolerance for fuel sediment. However, John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner contains special components to control sludge and sediment formation, thereby extending filter life.

 

12.  Does ultra low-sulfur diesel provide less power than low-sulfur diesel?

The energy content can be slightly lower, but this small difference is hard to detect in power output. John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner contains a highly effective detergent and Cetane improver to keep fuel injectors clean, providing maximum power and fuel efficiency in every gallon. In general, ultra low-sulfur diesel is more stable. However, it still degrades in quality over time.  In addition, ultra low-sulfur diesel is a poorer solvent and therefore tends to drop out more sediment, water, and sludge than high-sulfur diesel. Quality additives like John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner are specially formulated to allow long-term storage on and off the farm.

 

13.  How do John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel additives compare with other additives?

The John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner product line up will provide comparable or higher performance than other quality fuel additives. John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner is extensively tested in a wide range of fuels and is specifically designed to meet the requirements of even the most demanding diesel user.

 

14.  What is the most important performance property of a premium diesel?

Every aspect of the fuel is the most important part if it is important to the user. That’s why John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner is designed to offer the best combinations of all performance properties while remaining a good value for your fuel dollar.

 

15.  Are John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioners as good for on-road equipment as they are for off-road equipment?

Yes. John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioners offer performance benefits to both on-road and off-road users.

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Last modified: 8Apr10.