What Are the Different Parts of a 2-Stroke Engine?

By primesource | December 3, 2020

A 2-stroke engine is a type of small internal combustion engine that uses two different piston strokes to complete one operating cycle. During this cycle, the crankshaft rotates once while the piston goes up and down once to fire the spark plug. 2-Stroke Engine Parts List The parts of a 2-stroke petrol engine include: Fuel…

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How to Tighten a Dozer Undercarriage

By primesource | November 4, 2020

Maintaining the correct track tension on a dozer’s undercarriage is crucial for your equipment’s performance and your productivity on the job. If the track is too loose, it could hamper your dozer’s stability and slip off the sprocket while in operation. But if the track is too tight, you may be causing excessive wear to…

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The Difference Between Aftermarket and OEM Parts for Heavy Equipment

By primesource | October 13, 2020

Whether for maintenance, repairs, replacements or an upgrade, all heavy equipment will eventually require new parts. If you plan to work on yours, you’re going to encounter people talking about OEM vs. aftermarket parts. What’s the difference? We’ll give you the complete rundown so you can make the best decisions when it comes to the…

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The Complete Guide to Buying Aftermarket Parts for Heavy Equipment

By primesource | September 22, 2020

Every piece of equipment will need parts eventually. The type you buy and where you get them can significantly impact how well they work and how much you save. Aftermarket parts can deliver outstanding value for the money, and if you know what to look for, you’ll always benefit from the buy. What Are Aftermarket…

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How to Tighten an Excavator Undercarriage

By primesource | September 10, 2020

When your excavator tracks are too tight or too loose, you risk excessive undercarriage wear. The undercarriage supports the entire weight of the excavator. A few small adjustments can go a long way to improving equipment performance and your bottom line. Ensure your undercarriage can handle the job and minimize your operating costs by making…

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Guide to Small Engines

By primesource | August 19, 2020

Small engines power many different types of equipment, from lawnmowers and other outdoor products to cars and small vehicles. To keep them running efficiently, you must understand exactly what they are and how they work. What Is a Small Engine? A small engine is defined as an engine that produces less than 25 horsepower. Generally…

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New vs. Used Heavy Equipment Parts

By primesource | July 9, 2020

When you need to decide between new or used heavy equipment parts, there are many factors to consider. Understanding the pros and cons of each option will help you determine which might be the best choice for your specific needs. New Heavy Equipment Parts Buying new is always an appealing option because you know you’re…

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What Is an Articulated Dump Truck?

By primesource | June 24, 2020

To haul weighty loads across rugged terrain and maneuver tight corners with ease, you need something more than an ordinary truck. An articulated dump truck is often the answer. Dump trucks are popular in many industries because of their unique hauling capabilities. In particular, an articulated dump truck has the power and dependability you need…

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How to Drive an Articulated Truck

By primesource | June 11, 2020

An articulated dump truck is similar to any other kind of vehicle you would drive — it has a steering wheel, a brake pedal and an accelerator, and many trucks even have automatic transmissions. However, in practice, operating this type of equipment safely and efficiently takes experience and specialized knowledge. Whether you work in mining,…

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The Difference Between a 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Engine

By primesource | May 19, 2020

When it comes to small engines, the two types available are 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. Both engine types use similar parts and go through similar processes, but there are some key differences. What Is the Difference Between a 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Engine? The main difference between a 4-stroke engine and a 2-stroke engine is that…

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