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Keep it Fresh: Delivering Perishable Goods Demands Dependability

by on May 26, 2017 0 Comments
Keep it Fresh: Delivering Perishable Goods Demands Dependability

Equipment reliability is absolutely critical to Boaty’s business. Boaty’s Transport is a family-owned refrigerated trucking company based in Jackson, Georgia.

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How a Major Recycler Maximizes Uptime and Minimizes Operating Costs of its Natural Gas Fleet

by on May 8, 2017 0 Comments
How a Major Recycler Maximizes Uptime and Minimizes Operating Costs of its Natural Gas Fleet

TFC’s trucks are under tremendous pressure, hauling 10,000 to 12,000 tons of recyclables a month under severe-duty, stop-and-start conditions and in an area where summer temperatures can exceed 100o Fahrenheit.

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Synthetic Oils are the Wave of the Future for Passenger Cars

by on May 3, 2017 0 Comments
Synthetic Oils are the Wave of the Future for Passenger Cars

As today’s modern engines are put under more stress, automakers worldwide are moving towards ever thinner viscosity grades to support achieving higher mandated fuel economy requirements.

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Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

by on April 13, 2017 0 Comments
Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

Industrial gears are susceptible to micro-pitting, which if left unchecked can lead to gear damage and catastrophic equipment failure.

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On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

by on April 7, 2017 6 Comments
On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

There are still some pockets of resistance to synthetic oils in the heavy duty motor oil market, perhaps a misconception that they aren’t as good as the “real” thing.

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Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

by on March 23, 2017 1 Comment
Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

Whether you are operating heavy duty on- or off-road vehicles or fixed industrial equipment, it pays to have a used oil analysis performed routinely by a specialized lab.

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Trends in Passenger Car Motor Oils: Evolving Engine Technology Driving Change

by on March 10, 2017 4 Comments
Trends in Passenger Car Motor Oils: Evolving Engine Technology Driving Change

  Think about how much vehicles have changed in the past few years. What may come to mind are all the new electronics, smart sensors, assisted driving features and more, but what’s less noticeable are the significant changes taking place under the hood.

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How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments
How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

If you maintain tractors or other agricultural equipment, you’re no doubt aware of the recent introduction of two new API oil categories, CK-4 and FA-4, but you may not be sure what it means to you.

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Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

by on February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

Operators of heavy Caterpillar equipment in construction or mining need to be mindful of the lubricant specifications for different equipment types and applications.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 3: Stay Clean

by on February 2, 2017 0 Comments
Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 3: Stay Clean

This is the third of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.

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