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Get Your Equipment Ready for the Winter

As the weather changes, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your equipment. Follow these 3 fuel-related strategies to help see your equipment through the cold season and take on the toughest cuts with confidence next season.   Frequent Use of Equipment Throughout Winter  If you plan to be using your saw weekly, stick with non-oxygenated fuel. This is the best way to dodge phase separation. Even sitting for…
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Off-Season Fleet Repair with Park Construction

"How Off-Season Repair Prepares You For Next Construction Season" This winter we will be once again offering Off-Season Fleet Repair to our customers. Make sure you are prepared for next season with newly repaired equipment! [span4] "We utilized the Esch Winter Fleet Repair program last year and we were very satisfied with good maintenance and quality repairs. The Esch service technicians tuned up our cut off saws and jumping jacks.…
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Fueling Up for the Winter

As the weather changes, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your equipment. Depending on the frequency you will be using your saw throughout the winter, these 3 fuel-related strategies will help see your equipment through the cold season. 1. Storing for the Winter – If you are not going to be using your equipment during the winter, you should run the fuel out of it completely. Stihl recommends…
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Fueling your saw: Mixing Oil and Gas

If you want your saw to run longer, perform better, and function properly, it is critical to operate your saw with the proper fuel. This means understanding the proportions when mixing oil and gas together. Too much oil can cause carbon build-up on your spark arrestor. Not enough oil can lead to scoring on the piston and cylinder and cause damage to the saw's bearings. With proper usage of fuel…
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Meet Adam, Esch’s new expert mechanic

We would like to introduce one of the Expert Mechanics at Esch Construction Supply, Stihl Gold certified mechanic, Adam Lawson. Adam brings with him a great knowledge base and passion for his trade. Adam will be running the full-service repair center at our new location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There you’ll find the fastest tune-ups in the Midwest and parts that are always in stock.   Call Adam today at (262)…
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Cleaning your Soff-Cut blade block

  Ensuring a clean and ravel-free joint when Soff-Cutting takes patience and skill. Once the process is understood, you need to ensure you are using the proper color Soff-Cut blade. The timing of your cut should be in the green zone. If you have a good working knowledge of green saw cutting and you still are producing a ravelled, and spalled joint, most likely there is an issue with the…
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Running Concrete Chain Saws

  Regardless of the Brand (ICS, Husqvarna, Stihl), concrete chain saws can be an effective tool for deep cutting through masonry and concrete walls for the installation of various openings such as egress windows and doorways. A few points to consider when running concrete chain saws. • Chain tension is critically important to the longevity of your saw’s powerhead, as well as the life of your chain. Proper chain tension…
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Prolong the Life of Your Electric Handheld Tool.

Handheld Grinder Overloading As with all handheld tools and diamond blades, pushing and overloading the tool is bound to cause issues. Gas powered saws have more power and are more forgiving by nature. However, with electric tools, care needs to be given and the proper blade(s) needs to be selected that has a diamond bond that is soft enough for the cutting situation. The following are some steps to remember…
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Filter Life and Maintenance for Pulse Bac 576

Filter life and maintenance for the Pulse Bac 576 Today we discuss: Filter life and Maintenance for the Pulse Bac PB576. The PB576 is a self cleaning vacuum designed to give you max productivity and decreased labor hours due to it’s pulsing filter system. As you are grinding or cutting, the vacuum cycles with a pulse of air every 30 seconds “blowing out the filters” reducing suction for a fraction…
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Spring Tune-ups

  The time has come to start bringing your saws out of storage. Spring is officially here! Tuning up your saws before putting them to work is just as important as winterizing them before putting them in storage. Review this checklist from Stihl to make sure your equipment is in ideal condition before the season starts. Check your spark plugs and replace if necessary. Check for dirty and damaged air…
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