Winter storage tips


Winter can be one of the most frustrating times of year. We all know that when the calendar moves into the latter pages of the year that snow and cold is just around the corner. And yes, I remember winter seasons that went from sunny and warm slogging through snow and bitter winds…sometimes within hours.

That’s probably one of the reasons that I often find myself doing “winter” preparation chores in gloves and a heavy jacket.

And while I know there are a myriad of things to do to prepare for winter, there’s one that’s probably new to many of you.

Perhaps your new tractor is using DEF to meet Final Tier 4 emission standards. Do you know how to store DEF for the winter? I found some excellent tips you might want to review.

Here are the highlights:

  • Know that it will freeze.
  • Leave room for expansion.
  • Store indoors.
  • Use the right container.
  • Change the filter.
  • Check the expiration.
  • Handle it like fuel.

It’s a good list to keep in mind, especially as the temperatures plunge.

How are you handling DEF?

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