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The Importance of Starting Clean

The Importance of Starting Clean

by on May 19, 2016 1 Comment

  How do you get your equipment to run better and longer?  What you might not know is that particle contamination is the number one cause of lubricant related equipment failure, and that only effective filtration from the start can control harmful deposits.

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PC-11 For Off-Highway: Eliminating pain points and embracing the full benefits of this new oil category

PC-11 For Off-Highway: Eliminating pain points and embracing the full benefits of this new oil category

by on May 4, 2016 0 Comments

  While we’ve been telling you quite a bit about the new PC-11 engine oils for some time, we wanted to focus on the possible pain points for off-highway equipment users, as well as how customers will benefit from the new CK-4 oil.

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Meeting OEM ISO Cleanliness Code Requirements

Meeting OEM ISO Cleanliness Code Requirements

by on April 14, 2016 1 Comment

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” But in stationary and mobile equipment lubrication, it’s often the small stuff that matters most.

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Know Your Numbers: Understanding ISO Cleanliness Codes

Know Your Numbers: Understanding ISO Cleanliness Codes

by on March 30, 2016 2 Comments

Think about this: what’s the most critical part of the building you’re standing in? Quite simply, there is no building without a foundation. You may not see it or think about it, but it’s there, below the surface – that solid base that sets the stage for the structure and everything it holds. The oils, […]

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How to Develop a Best in Class Used Oil Analysis Program – Fleet Focused

How to Develop a Best in Class Used Oil Analysis Program – Fleet Focused

by on March 24, 2016 1 Comment

Used Oil Analysis continues to be an important service that fleets can utilize to help them understand the performance of their engine oil and indirectly the performance of their engines under the conditions that they operate. 

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The Drive for Greater Fuel Efficiency in Engine Lubes

The Drive for Greater Fuel Efficiency in Engine Lubes

by on March 11, 2016 5 Comments

When you see one of the new 2017 trucks later this year, take a look under the hood. And keep in mind the old adage about not judging a book by its cover.

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Total Vehicle Efficiency – Looking Beyond HDMO

Total Vehicle Efficiency – Looking Beyond HDMO

by on March 2, 2016 1 Comment

As you may have heard, more stringent regulations on emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are getting ready to phase in starting in 2017 and will become more restrictive over the coming years

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PC-11 Is for Off-Highway Use Too

PC-11 Is for Off-Highway Use Too

by on February 23, 2016 0 Comments

You may have heard otherwise, but the fact is, the new category of heavy-duty diesel engine oils – Proposed Category 11 or PC-11 for short – was designed for BOTH On- and Off-Highway use.

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The right coolant can take the heat out of higher costs and downtime

The right coolant can take the heat out of higher costs and downtime

by on February 10, 2016 7 Comments

If you can’t stand the heat . . . maybe you’re not using the right coolant. A major cause of costly downtime and diesel engine problems are related to cooling system failures.

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Proper storage and handling will help reduce the risk of fluid contamination

Proper storage and handling will help reduce the risk of fluid contamination

by on January 29, 2016 0 Comments

Hold a single hair in your hand or look at the dust that rests on the monitor that you’re reading this article on. Barely visible, right? Now consider this: Those dust particles are roughly four times the size of contaminants that can easily find their way into the oils and hydraulic fluids that protect your […]

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