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Piston Deposit Control: Avoiding the High Cost of Engine Damage

Piston Deposit Control: Avoiding the High Cost of Engine Damage

by on July 20, 2016 0 Comments

In our recent blog series, we’ve been exploring the three key traits to look for in the new API CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils. We covered two of these in detail earlier: oxidation control and wear protection. Now, let’s take a deeper dive into the third: piston deposit control.

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Wear Protection in PC-11 Oils: Engine Durability Means Higher ROI

Wear Protection in PC-11 Oils: Engine Durability Means Higher ROI

by on July 13, 2016 2 Comments

We’re continuing our blog series focused on the key traits associated with engine oil and how those will be impacted by the new PC-11 specifications. In this installment, we focus on wear protection — protecting engines from wear is one of the most pivotal functions of the motor oil.

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Solving Pain Points in the Hydraulics Market

Solving Pain Points in the Hydraulics Market

by on July 6, 2016 1 Comment

Promoting productivity, efficiency and safety are key in any operation, but they take on new challenges when it comes to hydraulic equipment systems. Using the right hydraulic oils is essential to meeting those goals. The right hydraulic lubricant can offset losses that can be caused by less effective products. Let’s look closely at what might […]

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Oxidation Stability in PC-11 Oils: A Critical Factor in Oil Performance and Engine Life

Oxidation Stability in PC-11 Oils: A Critical Factor in Oil Performance and Engine Life

by on June 21, 2016 2 Comments

In our last PC-11 related blog, we outlined the three key traits to look for in the new engine oil categories coming out of the PC-11 initiative, API CK-4 and FA-4. Now, let’s zero in on one of those traits, which is getting a lot of attention these days: oxidation stability.

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A Day in the Life of a Waste Hauler

A Day in the Life of a Waste Hauler

by on June 14, 2016 0 Comments

You hear them, usually in the early morning hours, making their appointed rounds. Maybe you don’t even notice any longer but in communities across the country, residential and commercial waste haulers provide a vital daily service. To do so, they use trucks equipped with fairly complex hydraulic systems that come with unique needs and challenges.

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Preventing Oil Contamination Part 2: The Importance of Keeping Oil Clean

Preventing Oil Contamination Part 2: The Importance of Keeping Oil Clean

by on June 10, 2016 0 Comments

While particulate contaminants can be introduced when lubricants are produced, transported and delivered, there also are many opportunities for contaminants to enter those products onsite at your facilities. Knowing how to properly handle and filter lubricants, once they’re under your control is just as critical.

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Is Your Equipment Operating at its Peak Performance?

Is Your Equipment Operating at its Peak Performance?

by on June 2, 2016 1 Comment

When it comes to protecting the hydraulic systems used in a wide range of operations, from waste hauling to construction to manufacturing plants, all hydraulic fluids are not formulated the same. Only premium hydraulic lubricants are formulated to effectively protect against wear, ensure productive and safe performance and maximize useful equipment life.

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Planning for PC-11: Three Key Traits to Look for in CK-4 and FA-4 Oils

Planning for PC-11: Three Key Traits to Look for in CK-4 and FA-4 Oils

by on May 26, 2016 2 Comments

Changes in engine design to meet new emissions and fuel economy regulations have raised some concerns in the industry. However, the new PC-11 oils being developed go beyond typical attributes of current engine lubricants. They’ve been designed to help extend the life of new diesel engines, promote longer oil drain intervals and offer more choices […]

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Preventing Oil Contamination Part 1: The Importance of Starting Clean

Preventing Oil Contamination Part 1: 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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