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Agricultural Farm Machinery and Diesel Bug Cleaning for Tractors, Hoes, Combine Harvesters, Reapers

Diesel Bug Cleaning

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New red ULSD will, in all probability, contain up to 7% biodiesel and this tends to attract water. If it is not removed it can promote bacterial growth (diesel  bug) that will inevitably lead to the formation of sludge that can corrode fuel tanks, block fuel filters and damage injection systems.

Agriculural machinery can spend long periods of time standing idle and then need to be brought in to play at short notice at critical times due to the fickle nature of our weather systems and seasonal changes.

Crops wont wait and the sun and rain do not always work in the farmers favour.

Discovering that the all important machine needed that day or week has had its fuel tank infected with diesel bug is a major concern to farmers and contractors, and the thought of losing hundreds of litres of red diesel to try and cure the problem also hits the purse before the crops are even harvested or the ground ploughed.

Fuel polishing to eliminate diesel bug is becoming more accepted as the method to be sure the fuel tanks are free of diesel bug, water, sludge and other debris, with no fuel lost as a result of the diesel bug cleaning process.

Fuel lines will still have to be cleaned and filters changed but that is a part of regular maintenance more readily available at short notice.

Diesel bug in fuel storgae tanks and individual machine fuel tanks is a topic of debate in many communities that are regular users of the new low sulphur red diesel fuels, and it is not going to go away soon. At least there is now an affordable and readily available solution.

Diesel Bug Remover

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Diesel bug and water removing service

A new mobile service in based in Gloucestershire is now operational to be on site and remove water, diesel bug and other contamination from red diesel fuel tanks with no loss of fuel. The new website that supports this initiative and gives contact details is and describes in detail the diesel bug and water removal process.

It has all come about as a result of an EEC directive to reduce the sulphur content in diesel fuel and so enabling a fertile breeding ground for microbial bacteria to flourish. The bacteria breed quickly, die and descend to form a sludge at the bottom of the fuel tank, which is commonly referred to as DIESEL BUG. It’s not just microbes that are the culprit. Diesel fuel is an unstable fuel and as it degrades it forms a sludge or slime and it is this that is the real cause of blockages  and can only be properly dealt with by regular fuel polishing.

The resultant slime gets sucked up in the fuel lines, blocks injectors and fuel filters and results in engine failure. The new service owner, Peter Jones, expects to be very busy, very soon, as the word is already spreading around the narrow boat community as the diesel bug problem makes itself felt and engineers have to find a way of dealing with it. The traditional cure was a complete emptying of the tank, fuel discarded and the tank cleaned. A messy, time consuming and expensive job. The new way conserves all the fuel and is very quick by comparison.

Visit the diesel bug website for more information and phone number.

The new diesel bug mobile, on site service is designed to reach the Gloucester and Sharpness canal, Kennet and Avon canal, River Severn, River Avon, Devizes, Wiltshire, Monmouth and Brecon canal area and a comfortable travelling radius from its base in the Saul Junction Marina in Frampton on Severn. Other locations to travel to can be considered so a phone call is always worth the effort as the it could save the boat owner a lot of time and money in lost fuel and engine problems.