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Service Maintenance Options Can Lower Costs

Hawthorne Power Systems is dedicated to making sure your generator sets run at maximum efficiency. Hawthorne Power Systems offers maintenance and repair service, management solutions, an extensive parts inventory, skilled service technicians, and the #1 support network in the industry. In addition, there are other service maintenance options for achieving lower costs of ownership and operation.  

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Hawthorne Cat Technician, Gene Mendes, on Working in Hawaii

Think you might like the daily challenges of being a Hawthorne Cat technician? There's a great thing about Hawthorne Cat jobs – you feel like you're working for something bigger, and earning good pay and benefits while living any place in the world…like paradise.

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Tips for Increasing Undercarriage Lifecycles

Cat undercarriage components on Cat Track Type Tractors are durable and designed to wear evenly. Properly maintaining your Cat equipment can minimize unexpected downtime and reduce costly repairs.

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Video | Air Filter Inspection & Maintenance

Jeff Payne, Caterpillar Preventative Maintenance Instructor, discusses the importance of performing routine maintenance checks and air filter inspection. In his video, Jeff suggests that you service your machine's air filter when dirt reaches the red line on the air filter indicator. To clean your air filter, simply remove it from its housing and use low-pressure compressed air to remove the dirt and dust.

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Video | The Importance of a Daily Walkaround

In his latest video,  Jeff Payne, Preventative Maintenance Instructor for Caterpillar, explains the importance of performing a daily walkaround for your fleet. 

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When a Switchgear Retrofit Makes Sense

A switchgear retrofit can help improve your facility's performance and power system. Electrical systems can quickly become outdated and obsolete over time. A switchgear retrofit can include a software update, hardware retrofit, or a complete overhaul of your electrical power system. Hawthorne Cat technicians can retrofit Cat and non-Cat branded paralleling switchgear to improve overall performance.

Unsure if you are in the market for a switchgear retrofit? It's time for a retrofit if you meet any of these requirements:

• Outdated switchgear
• Decreased system performance
• Sequence of operations not working as designed
• Changes to site configurations

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Hawthorne Cat Hydraulic Service = Smart Thinking

Hawthorne Cat is the right choice for your hydraulic service needs. We offer full service hydraulic repair including cylinder repair, pump rebuild and custom hose assembly. Our specialized hydraulic cylinder equipment speeds disassembly and assembly, saving you time and money. Hawthorne provides light/honing of worn cylinders to clean up scratches and imperfections that can cut the performance of your hydraulic system and accelerate seal wear.

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Fluid Analysis | The Importance of S.O.S. Services

Hawthorne's S.O.S.SM (Scheduled Oil Sampling) can put your equipment on a regular diagnostic program.

S.O.S. identifies abnormal wear by determining the amount of various wear elements in the oil from a particular compartment. Sample data is then permanently recorded to track the history of each compartment of each machine and warn of impending failure. In addition to oil, the lab can evaluate fuel, hydraulic fluid and coolant for indicators that can lead to early, unexpected failures.

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