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Top tips for maintaining frost fans

Abbie Franklin
4 minutes

Top tips for maintaining frost fans

  1. Regular servicing of your frost fans by a qualified service agent safeguards you from any unwanted issues in the colder months. TO ensure your warranty remains valid, follow the manufacturer's servicing requirements.
  2. Start and run your FrostBoss® frost fans every four to six weeks for at least 10 minutes at operating revs. This brings the engine to operating temperature, gives the battery a charge-up from the alternator, moves oil thoroughly through the top and bottom gearboxes and helps reduce any build-up of water condensation. Lack of use is the major cause of failure in frost fans.
  3. Check battery voltages regularly. You can do this manually yourself on many types of frost fan by checking the auto start controller LCD screen or by checking online data if available.
  4. If not already fitted, consider having your frost fans monitored. This can be configured to notify you if there are any fault alerts requiring attention.
  5. Be aware of the weather. Do not operate your frost fans in foggy or windy conditions. Refer to the manufacturer's operator manual.
  6. Ensure your frost fans are operating at the correct rpm and adhering to applicable noise and consent regulations in your local area - if you have any concerns, talk to your service agent.
  7. Keep fuel tanks full. This is because the bigger the air gap, the greater likelihood for condensation to develop and contaminate the fuel. Water condensation also creates the perfect environment for the diese;l bug, so removing the conditions for condensation to occur is the best form of preventative maintenance.
  8. Ensure you have the 24/7 contact details for your service agent stored in your phone for any emergency repairs that may arise during the frost season.

This frost fan guide was created by Abbie Franklin at New Zealand Frost Fans.

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