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After 550,000 Miles on Delo, Hoge Motor’s Mack MP 8 Engine Looks Excellent

by on July 12, 2017 2 Comments
After 550,000 Miles on Delo, Hoge Motor’s Mack MP 8 Engine Looks Excellent

Tommy Hoge and his wife, Crystalee, represent the second generation of family ownership of Hoge Motor Company, founded by Tommy’s father Lawrence in 1963. Chevron recently conducted a teardown of Delo heavy duty diesel engine oils and coolants.

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Oil Cleanliness: It’s More than Filtering to a Micron Level

by on June 22, 2017 1 Comment
Oil Cleanliness: It’s More than Filtering to a Micron Level

We spend a lot of time talking to customers about the importance of lubricant cleanliness. It seems we cannot emphasize enough the measures you can and should take to reduce the risk of particle contamination to protect equipment.

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Vehicles are lasting longer…there’s an oil for that.

by on June 14, 2017 0 Comments
Vehicles are lasting longer…there’s an oil for that.

Between technology improvements and government mandated fuel economy requirements, automakers have been building lighter vehicles that are built to tighter tolerances, thus, they are more durable. Newer more advanced engines are designed to go farther and last longer than a decade ago.

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Axles and Transmissions are Evolving. Are you up to speed?

by on June 6, 2017 0 Comments
Axles and Transmissions are Evolving. Are you up to speed?

In the quest to reduce fuel consumption, truck manufacturers are looking beyond the engine and striving for total vehicle efficiency.

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Keep it Fresh: Delivering Perishable Goods Demands Dependability

by on May 26, 2017 2 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 8 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 1 Comment
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 7 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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