Cold temperatures place extraordinary demands on vehicle lubrication, electrical and fuel systems. Kat’s heaters offer a wide variety of effective, economical solutions to cold weather maintenance.
The frost plug, lower radiator hose heater, or circulating tank heater are designed to keep the coolant in your engine warm. These products help stimulate warm temperatures, give quicker starts and protect your engine from damage that can occur during cold weather starts.
When air temperatures are less than 20˚F, starting a cold engine produces 50 to 100 times more greenhouse gas emissions in the first minute than starting a pre-warmed engine does. Warmed engines also deliver better fuel economy, plus improved oil flow provides better lubrication to the engine during start-up, which reduces wear and increases engine life.
An Engine Heater is an electric heater that heats the engine of a car to give quicker starts in cold weather. They are connected to normal AC power overnight or before driving, via regular power outlets that are fed through a vehicle's grille. This allows easier starting in cold temperatures, by keeping the coolant warm. Heaters are also available for motor oil so as to warm the oil and give the engine lubrication from the beginning of start-up. The rapid heat circulation caused by block heaters also aids the initial vaporization of fuel in the engine; because of this effect, block heaters reduce pollution, as poor fuel vaporization causes much higher emissions.
Oil and transmission fluids thicken and do not circulate well at cold temperatures. Silicone pads and magnetic heaters transmit heat continuously to keep oils fluid, giving you instant lubrication when starting your engine.
Magnum - The Magnum is an upscale version of the Handi -Heat, featuring two powerful magnets and expanded heating surface. It can be used on many of the same applications as the Handi-Heat, plus its larger size makes it ideal for use on trucks, diesels, and farm machinery.
A battery can lose 60% of its starting power when the temperature reaches 0⁰F. Cold Engines require more power from the battery at these temperatures. These two facts make it imperative that you use a battery blanket or pad to extend the life of your battery, and assist in your cold weather starting requirements.
Starting Fluid Injection Systems are not engine heaters, but instead inject flash fuel (ether) into the intake manifold, resulting in a smooth, fast, dependable cold weather start
Kats was created and developed as a truly effective product for cold weather and hard starting problems. Owners and operators of diesel and gas operated equipment have long known that delayed starts and slow starts mean big money losses in labor, maintenance and operating revenue. Kats Ether Start products are designed to do one thing – Start Engines FAST! Kats Ether Start systems are truly superior heavy duty patented products. Our systems are 100% made in the USA. Customers will find Kats Ether Start systems are unbeatable in pricing, quality, and performance anywhere. Kats manufacturing quality control procedures assure you the very best anytime you install and operate a Kats system.