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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 0 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 0 Comments
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 0 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 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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