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Maximizing the Life of Your Diesel Pick-up

Maximizing the Life of Your Diesel Pick-up

by on August 3, 2015 0 Comments

All maintenance program should begin by following OEM recommended procedures and intervals (period). Yet that alone may not be enough to keep maintenance costs predictable and in check, as well as maximize the life of your truck.

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The Importance of Clean Oil: Understanding contamination

The Importance of Clean Oil: Understanding contamination

by on July 22, 2015 0 Comments

This is part two of a three-part series on the importance of clean oil. Read part one here.   Take a close look at the monitor on which you’re reading this article. If you can see dust, you’re looking at particles about 40 microns in size, amongst the smallest we can see with the naked […]

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Why tractor hydraulic fluids are the right choice for your off-highway operations

Why tractor hydraulic fluids are the right choice for your off-highway operations

by on July 14, 2015 0 Comments

People often ask us why they can’t use hydraulic oil in their off-highway equipment. They’re interested in saving money, and this seems like a logical choice.

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PC-11 Mythbusters: Get the facts on the new category

PC-11 Mythbusters: Get the facts on the new category

by on June 24, 2015 0 Comments

With the new PC-11 heavy duty motor oil (HDMO) category currently targeted for December 1, 2016, fleets must begin preparing for this critical change in technology.

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The Importance of Clean Oil: Looking at the bottom line

The Importance of Clean Oil: Looking at the bottom line

by on June 15, 2015 4 Comments

This is part one of a three-part series on the importance of clean oil. When it comes to equipment lubricants, the importance of cleanliness can’t be overestimated.

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The Row Less Traveled: Cody Garrett’s Journey to Winning the Tractor Restoration Contest

The Row Less Traveled: Cody Garrett’s Journey to Winning the Tractor Restoration Contest

by on May 22, 2015 0 Comments

Every year, for the past 20 years, dozens of determined high school tractor enthusiasts set out on a journey that would make most adults turn back. Yet, it’s not just the shot at the $10,000 grand prize that keeps these kids going. 2014 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition (TRC) Champion Cody Garrett, from Cuero, Texas, is […]

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Darrell Ward is the Reality of Delo

Darrell Ward is the Reality of Delo

by on May 11, 2015 0 Comments

History Network’s Ice Road Trucker, and long-time Delo user, Darrell Ward is the definition of tough. Hauling freight across the frozen Canadian backcountry, in the midst of a polar vortex, takes nerves of steel. This week, we sat down with Darrell to hear some of the highlights of his 35 years on the road.

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Are Extended Life Coolants the right choice for your diesel engine?

Are Extended Life Coolants the right choice for your diesel engine?

by on April 22, 2015 0 Comments

Did you know that up to 20% of diesel engine failures or causes of engine downtime are related to coolant or cooling system failures? A large number of these issues could be potentially avoided by selecting the right Extended Life Coolant (ELC) and executing a best-in-class coolant maintenance program.

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Total Base Number and three more lube indicators to track

Total Base Number and three more lube indicators to track

by on April 8, 2015 0 Comments

Total Base Number (TBN) or Base Number (BN) is a common term referenced by diesel engine OEMs, used oil analysis labs, fleet mechanics and oil company personnel to reference the combustion acid neutralization capability that a diesel engine oil may start with or has left in current engine operation.

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What PC-11 means for lubricant end-users

What PC-11 means for lubricant end-users

by on April 1, 2015 3 Comments

We’ve discussed the upcoming Proposed Category 11 (PC-11) at length on Delo Lube Matters.

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