Running heavy equipment in extreme winter weather presents a unique set of challenges and maintaining airflow to the engine is one of them. Failure to keep snow, ice, or rain out of the air intake may result in the engine’s air filter media becoming saturated, increasing inlet restriction, thus starving the engine of air and causing the machine to de-power and stall. [continue reading] Selecting a Heavy Equipment Engine Precleaner for Winter Weather
OSHA is about to enforce requirements to limit exposure to Beryllium on job sites and for a good reason–It is deadly. We’ve heard a lot about the new Silica Rule, but knowing the facts about beryllium is just as important. OSHA estimates that around 11,500 construction workers are exposed to beryllium on job sites throughout the country, mostly through coal slag, which is commonly used in abrasive sandblasting. Like other respirable particulates found in construction, beryllium has been linked to a lung disease, specifically chronic beryllium disease. The disease kills around 100 people each year. [continue reading] 16 Facts about Beryllium and Why You Should Care
Sy-Klone International is featured in the February 2018 Construction in Focus magazine. The article focuses on Sy-Klone’s efforts to bring clean air to engines and humans through its innovative technologies
The 836K compactor showed amazing results after the installation of the XLR Powered Precleaner. A 16x filter life increase was achieved after installation.
- Location: Topeka, Kansas
- Machine: Caterpillar 836K Compactor
- Environment: Landfill
- Results: Filter life was increased 16x more than the filter life without the XLRs.
Sy-Klone International is gearing up for an exciting trade show–the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21-23. [continue reading] Sy-Klone to Exhibit at AIHce 2018 in Philadelphia in May
Tractor cabs are notoriously dusty environments. Fresh air is drawn into the HVAC system from behind the tractor, bringing in air is filled with airborne dirt, fertilizer, pesticides, and allergens. The fresh air filter is quickly overwhelmed. [continue reading] Is the Enclosed Cabin on Your Farm Tractor Making You Sick?
Wayne, known as “Nugget” on the HummerXClub forum, was about to leave for a 6,200 kilometer (3853 miles) trip through the Australian Outback. His trip included 1,500 kms (932 miles) of dirt, so he knew it was time to “bite the bullet” and install a Sy-Klone Series 9000. [continue reading] Hummer Owner adds Series 9000 prior to 1,500 km of Australian Outback Dirt!
RESPA®-CF Vortex HyperFLOW Fresh Air system with Electronic Pressure Monitor and RESPA®-CFX Recirculated Air system were installed. Results after 1,120 hours: no HVAC breakdowns or clean outs, air quality dramatically improved. The operator was very happy with the improved air quality in the cab. [continue reading] Case Study: RESPA-CF and CFX on Quebec Crusher Cab
Dave Hunter, a.k.a. “Hunner” of Arkansas, a photographer and off-road enthusiast, built up a 2008 H3 Alpha V8 for his “excellent adventures.” Most of his proven modifications have been transferred to this vehicle from his 2006 H3. [continue reading] Dave’s Series 9000 Installation on his H3 Alpha V8 will improve his Excellent Adventures!