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Fall/Winter #1 Fuel & Propane

By Gerry Crawford, Energy Sales

This has been an extremely challenging growing season to say the least. As we work our way through this harvest, and the above normal temperatures, let’s not forget that colder weather is not far away. Scott and I wanted to give you some information on #1 diesel fuel, and propane. The #1 diesel that CFC offers has the Ruby Fieldmaster additive package.

#1 Diesel Fuel with Cenex Premium Diesel Fuel Additive is used to blend down your Cenex Premium Diesel Fuel tanks during transition from summer to fall/winter, helping ensure additives remain at proper levels. Ideal for blending down storage tanks.

Plus, like all Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels, Cenex Winterized Premium Diesel Fuels are enhanced with special additives designed for new diesel engines.  These advanced additives help prevent common problems associated with using standard diesel, including injector failure, clogged filters, reduced efficiency, power loss, poor starting, costly repairs and even engine failures.

We rely on Cenex Winterized Premium Diesel Fuels for serious cold weather protection.

Cenex Winterized Premium Diesel benefits include:

  • Cold weather operability of –30° F.
  • Comes with a more complete, terminally injected additive package
  • De-icers and demulsifiers to reduce moisture related problems
  • Provides quicker, more reliable starts with a higher cetane number.

We generally see shortages of #1 fuel at the terminals every fall. It is best if you can plan ahead and fill your #1 fuel storage in the near future before we get to the colder weather. After you start using #1 fuel you will want to keep the top one half of that storage full.

When we look at our propane needs, the domestic and global demand will create supply issues. We ask that you help us by communicating and checking your supply tanks to help us help you stay on the top one half of your storage. In closing we want to thank you for your business and look forward to meeting your energy needs.

10/7/2022

 

 

 

Energy News

By Scott Chase, Energy Department Manager

By the time most of you read this newsletter, the concerns over the railroad strike between two of the largest railroad unions will hopefully have come to an agreement. The strike impacted commuters, the transportation of goods, and our energy supply. The cost of 7000 trains per day could result in an estimated loss of nearly $2 billion per day in the buying and selling of products. Keep an eye on the news for further information.

On a better note, the EIA report came out on US propane inventory stating we raised far above the industry expectations of 1.86 million barrels to 3.76 million barrels. Those numbers will help us going into the cold weather season.

As the 2022 harvest season is right around the corner, it is time to start determining what we need for the fall harvest. Fuel, oil, grease, tires maybe even new hoses for the combine, tractor, or wagons will be needed for your farm operation to run smoothly. The staff at your local CFC in Salem, Scotland, Springfield, and Tyndall are here to help. From all of us at Central Farmers Cooperative, we hope you have a safe and bountiful harvest and thank you for your business.

9/16/2022

 

 

Full-Synthetic Lubricants and Molybdenum Disulfide (Moly) Grease

By Gerry Crawford, Energy Sales

As we prepare for the fall harvest and silage cutting, Scott and I wanted to give you some information on high quality lubricants.

Full-Synthetic Lubricants

When in operation, an engine is already hot. Add hot ambient weather to the mix, and suddenly the engine has turned into an oven. This is especially true with newer diesel engines, which, because of their advanced design, can run 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than older-model engines, resulting in a more efficient, “cleaner” burn.

A synthetic lubricant provides enhanced engine protection in the hot summer weather of peak growing season. Without a lubricant that is built to withstand extreme heat, moving parts inside an engine can experience intense friction, which can lead to increased oxidation and engine sludge—leaving equipment vulnerable to unnecessary wear.  

So, what makes synthetic lubes resilient even in scorching temperatures? The answer lies underneath the microscope. The molecules that make up a synthetic lubricant’s base oil are engineered to be consistent in shape and size. This uniformity, down to a microscopic level, means that synthetic oils run cooler and resist thermal oxidation longer.

Extreme temperatures can take a toll on equipment. Using a premium synthetic, like Maxtron® Enviro-EDGE® full-synthetic diesel engine oil, can protect equipment no matter what the weather is outside.

Molybdenum Disulfide (Moly) Grease

Molybdenum (muh-lib-duh-nuh m), also known as “Moly” is a key component when it comes to protecting equipment in harsh operating conditions. The principal ore from which molybdenum is extracted is molybdenite. The appearance and texture of this crystalline sulfide is very similar to graphite. Moly is made stronger with the addition of plastics, making it ideal to be used as a solid lubricant to reduce friction.

Moly is found in four Cenex grease products: HD Moly Xtreme, Molyplex 500+, Maxtron® EP and Aluben EP Moly grease. With the enhancement of moly, you can expect superior resistance to wear from shock loading and heavy-duty applications. Molybdenum Disulfide along with other additives, contribute to the Cenex brand of high-quality greases used for protection in automotive, construction, and agricultural equipment.

For more information on these products, please reach out to your local CFC location.

Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.

7/29/2022

 

 

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 Energy Staff

 
Scott Chase
Energy Department Manager
Cell: 605-661-4896
 
 
Gerry Crawford
Energy Sales
Cell: 605-460-1176
 
 
Brad Dykes
Propane Truck Driver
Cell: 605-212-8261
 
 
 Ron Pietz
Scotland Shop Manager
Cell: 605-583-2221