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2017 Tractor Restoration Competition is Rolling Across the Country

by on August 24, 2017 0 Comments
2017 Tractor Restoration Competition is Rolling Across the Country

August 25th is the deadline for all material submissions for the 2017 Delo® Tractor Restoration Competition.

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Understanding GM’s dexos1™ PCMO Specification

by on August 17, 2017 0 Comments
Understanding GM’s dexos1™ PCMO Specification

Like all automakers worldwide, General Motors is working on new engine technologies in response to legislative and public demand for lower emissions and better fuel economy.

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Ozark Pushes Drain Intervals to 75,000 Miles with Delo

by on August 11, 2017 0 Comments
Ozark Pushes Drain Intervals to 75,000 Miles with Delo

Memphis-based Ozark Motor Lines is an irregular-route truckload carrier serving customers across the continental U.S.

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Havoline Automatic Transmission Fluids Beat the Heat in Las Vegas

by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Havoline Automatic Transmission Fluids Beat the Heat in Las Vegas

Imagine the stress a Las Vegas taxi is under. It’s pretty much operating 24/7. Traffic is stop-and-go. And the temperature routinely exceeds 100 o F. Talk about “severe service conditions!”

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SynBlends Lead the Trend Toward Lower Viscosity Synthetic HDMO

by on July 27, 2017 2 Comments
SynBlends Lead the Trend Toward Lower Viscosity Synthetic HDMO

In an earlier article, we explored the trend toward synthetic oils on the trucking industry, and the differences between synthetic and conventional oils. Synthetics are certainly gaining traction as manufacturers recommend lower viscosity oils to improve fuel economy.

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Webinar: What the New Diesel Oil Specifications Mean for Agriculture

by on July 20, 2017 0 Comments
Webinar: What the New Diesel Oil Specifications Mean for Agriculture

Last year’s long-awaited launch of two new API oil categories, CK-4 and FA-4, generated a lot of buzz in the on-highway trucking industry. But what is the significance of these new oils for off-highway vehicles, specifically tractors and farm equipment?

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After 550,000 Miles on Delo, Hoge Motor’s Mack MP 8 Engine Looks Excellent

by on July 12, 2017 2 Comments
After 550,000 Miles on Delo, Hoge Motor’s Mack MP 8 Engine Looks Excellent

Tommy Hoge and his wife, Crystalee, represent the second generation of family ownership of Hoge Motor Company, founded by Tommy’s father Lawrence in 1963. Chevron recently conducted a teardown of Delo heavy duty diesel engine oils and coolants.

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Oil Cleanliness: It’s More than Filtering to a Micron Level

by on June 22, 2017 1 Comment
Oil Cleanliness: It’s More than Filtering to a Micron Level

We spend a lot of time talking to customers about the importance of lubricant cleanliness. It seems we cannot emphasize enough the measures you can and should take to reduce the risk of particle contamination to protect equipment.

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Vehicles are lasting longer…there’s an oil for that.

by on June 14, 2017 0 Comments
Vehicles are lasting longer…there’s an oil for that.

Between technology improvements and government mandated fuel economy requirements, automakers have been building lighter vehicles that are built to tighter tolerances, thus, they are more durable. Newer more advanced engines are designed to go farther and last longer than a decade ago.

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Axles and Transmissions are Evolving. Are you up to speed?

by on June 6, 2017 0 Comments
Axles and Transmissions are Evolving. Are you up to speed?

In the quest to reduce fuel consumption, truck manufacturers are looking beyond the engine and striving for total vehicle efficiency.

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