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Caterpillar Maintenance Expert Nick Rummel shares tips and best practices on how to maintain your spark plugs.

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Factors to consider when selecting a spark plug for your gas engine include air-to-fuel ratio, compression pressure, ignition timing, electrode condition, fuel quality and spark plug gap.

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Caterpillar Maintenance Instructor Nick Rummel gives you maintenance tips for your drag conveyor chain guards.

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Drum scrapers keep the drum on your machine clean. Nick Rummel, Caterpillar Maintenance Instructor, provides helpful tips to keep your drum in tip-top shape.

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Caterpillar Maintenance Instructor Nick Rummel provide expert advice on checking eccentric weight oil on your vibratory compactor.

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Greasing your paver should be part of your routine maintenance procedures. Nick Rummel, Caterpillar Preventive Maintenance Expert, provides helpful tips to avoid machine downtime.

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Understand why your intermediate water filter requires regular maintenance - and how to do it.

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Nick Rummel with Caterpillar Preventive Maintenance explains how to avoid paver overheating by "blowing out" the radiator and oil cooler.

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Nick Rummel, Caterpillar Preventive Maintenance Expert, offers tips on maintaining the pre strike-off plate to avoid bumps in the mat.

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Rotor cutter bits need to be checked periodically. Nick Rummel with Caterpillar Preventive Maintenance explains why.

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Learn how to make your screed plate level from Nick Rummel before you start next asphalt job.

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Nick Rummel with Caterpillar Preventive Maintenance shows you how to keep your vibratory compactor water spray nozzles in tip-top shape.

Spark Plug Maintenance 101
Spark Plug Selection and Factors Affecting Spark Plug Life
Drag Conveyor Chain Guards
Drum Scrapers
Eccentric Weight Oil
Lube Idler Points
Intermediate Water Filter
 Paver Overheating
Pre Strike-Off Plate
Rotor Cutter Bits
Screed Plate Adjusters
Vibratory Compactor Water Spray
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Learn when it is time for air filter maintenance. Jeff Payne, Preventive Maintenance Instructor with Caterpillar, explains best way to keep your Primary and Secondary air filters in tip top shape.

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Ever hop on your machine ready for work only to find it won't start because of a dead battery? You can avoid that frustrating scene by watching this video. You'll see what causes battery failures—and here some great tips on how you can prevent them.

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Caterpillar Maintenance Instructor, Jeff Payne, talks about the importance of performing a daily machine walk-around to identify leaks, hose rubs and other problems.

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Learn how to spot and fix hose rubs on your Cat® machine with Jeff Payne, Caterpillar Maintenance Instructor.

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Learn how to recognize a leaking cylinder on your Cat machine.

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Learn the proper technique to extract a Scheduled Oil Sampling (SOS) on your Cat® machine for lab inspection.

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Caterpillar Preventive Maintenance Instructor, Jeff Payne, shows you how to cut open and inspect oil filters to analyze machine health.

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Caterpillar Maintenance Instructor, Jeff Payne, explains how to ensure proper tightening of spin-on Cat® Filters.

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Caterpillar Maintenance Expert Jeff Payne demonstrates the proper way to conduct your daily oil check and how you can avoid introducing contaminants in the process.

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Caterpillar Maintenance Instructor, Jeff Payne, explains the difference between Technical Analysis 1 (TA1) and Technical Analysis (TA2) Cat® machine inspections.

Air Filters
Battery Box Maintenance
Daily Walkaround
Hose Rubs
Leaking Cylinders
SOS Live Sample
Oil filters
Spin On Filters
Skid Steer Loader Daily Oil Check
Importance of TA1 and TA2 Inspections
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A simple battery inspection can keep your equipment from making the dreaded "click, click, click" sound that signals a battery problem. This video shows how to help ensure your battery supplies the voltage your machine depends on to get up and running.

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Diesel particulate filters are required on all on-highway diesel engines. The require very little maintenance under most conditions. Make sure to have it cleaned out every 200,000 to 250,000 miles.

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Did you know idling your engine causes the same amount of wear and tear, in just one hour, as driving down the highway 80 to 120 miles? It causes premature wear down in the lower half of the engine.

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Take an engine walkaround with Russ Siegel, Test and Demonstration Driver with Caterpillar, as he provides maintenance tips to make sure you get your day off to the right start. Learn how to check your oil, belts, power steering fluid, hoses and clamps, windshield and coolant fluids.

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Learn the signs that your Cat® engine is ready for an overhaul. It could be excessive oil or fuel usage - or something as simple as your engine is running "sluggish." Regular oil samplings are a good indicator if your engine is ready for an overhaul.

Battery Inspection
Diesel Particulate Filter
Excessive Idle
Engine Walkaround
Overhaul Kits
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Your standby and permanent installation generator sets bring the power IF you ever need it, but only if you maintain them properly. This video covers key maintenance steps for your batteries that charge continuously. From checking the fluid levels to avoiding overcharging, you'll get advice on how to make sure the power goes on if or when you need it - every time.

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Caterpillar preventive maintenance expert, Nick Rummel, talks about proper block heater hose installation that will help ensure best possible block heater efficiency.

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Caterpillar preventive maintenance expert, Nick Rummel, shows you how to take an oil sample via a dipstick.

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Caterpillar preventive maintenance expert, Nick Rummel, shows you how to identify potential problems by performing a simple water pump weep hole inspection.

Battery - Fluid Level & Charge Maintenance
Block Heater Hose
SOS Vacuum via Dipstick
Water Pump Leak