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Product Consolidation: Opportunities and Risks

by on November 14, 2017 0 Comments
Product Consolidation: Opportunities and Risks

There’s little question that heavy equipment maintenance managers would prefer to minimize the different types of lubricants they have to keep in inventory to meet their many applications.

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Avoid Common Mistakes That Drag Down Hydraulic Performance

by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Avoid Common Mistakes That Drag Down Hydraulic Performance

Hydraulics play many critical roles in construction equipment. Hydraulic systems depend on proper lubrication to perform their tasks reliably, but, not all hydraulic fluids are alike.

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Mixed Fleet Maintenance: Playing it Safe Could Cost You

by on October 20, 2017 0 Comments
Mixed Fleet Maintenance: Playing it Safe Could Cost You

In conversations with construction equipment maintenance managers, it’s clear that mixed fleets have become the norm. Most cite internal cost pressures and variability in equipment quality among manufacturers as the main reasons they are no longer loyal to a single manufacturer.

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Lessons Learned Resonate Long After the Tractor Restoration Competition

by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Lessons Learned Resonate Long After the Tractor Restoration Competition

This year’s Delo Tractor Restoration Competition is coming to a close. Right now, the finalists are busily preparing their presentations. The judges will have their work cut out for them.

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Update: Making the Decision to Switch to API CK-4 Engine Oils

by on October 6, 2017 2 Comments
Update: Making the Decision to Switch to API CK-4 Engine Oils

Now that the new API category CK-4 engine oils have been in the market for nearly a year, it’s a good time to assess their impact in the market and address some questions that still persist.

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Oil Analysis: Understanding Particle Counting Technologies

by on September 29, 2017 1 Comment
Oil Analysis: Understanding Particle Counting Technologies

Measuring particle contamination in lubricants is critical to any maintenance reliability program. But here’s the challenge: different labs are likely to use different particle counting technologies, which can produce widely varying results between labs.

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Think a grease is a grease is a grease? Think again

by on September 20, 2017 2 Comments
Think a grease is a grease is a grease? Think again

There is more to greases than meets the eye. And there is no such thing as a single “all-purpose” grease.

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2017 Tractor Restoration Competition is Rolling Across the Country

by on August 24, 2017 1 Comment
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 1 Comment
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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