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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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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 2: Monitor

by on January 19, 2017 1 Comment
Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 2: Monitor

This is the second of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.   In our first article in this series, we set the stage for a lubricant cleanliness program by explaining how to “start clean.”

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Next-Generation Oils and Engines Allow Longer Drain Intervals

by on January 13, 2017 12 Comments
Next-Generation Oils and Engines Allow Longer Drain Intervals

With the launch of the new API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy duty engine oils, many OEMs are now allowing an extension of oil drain intervals when these products are used in their newer engines. This is big news for on-highway fleet operators.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 1: Start Clean

by on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 1: Start Clean

This is the first of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.   Particle contamination is the number-one cause of lubricant-related equipment failure.

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How to Properly Grease Front-End Kingpins

by on December 16, 2016 4 Comments
How to Properly Grease Front-End Kingpins

In a recent Chevron Lube Matters article, we discussed the importance of using high-quality lubricants on wheel bearings and front end truck kingpins as part of a total vehicle efficiency approach. Not only is the choice of a premium lubricant critical, but so is its proper application.

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Proper Lubrication of Wheel Bearings and Kingpins Adds to Fuel Efficiency

by on December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Proper Lubrication of Wheel Bearings and Kingpins Adds to Fuel Efficiency

We spend so much time talking about engine protection and performance that we sometimes overlook the other areas where quality lubrication is critical to vehicle efficiency. At Chevron, we take a holistic view of a vehicle’s moving parts – bumper-to-bumper.

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New Heavy Duty Motor Oil Application Guide Now Available

by on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
New Heavy Duty Motor Oil Application Guide Now Available

With the transition to the new API CK-4 and FA-4 oil categories, one of the challenges is figuring out the right oils for your application.

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Keeping Cool When the Heat is On: Reduce the Risk of Cooling System Failure

by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Keeping Cool When the Heat is On: Reduce the Risk of Cooling System Failure

With all the emphasis placed on protecting moving engine parts with lubrication, it might surprise you that a large number of engine failures are caused by problems with the cooling system. Often, those problems are caused by the coolant either becoming contaminated or breaking down.

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