Tag: Equipment

Worse for the Wear: Comparing a Typical Hydraulic Oil to Certified Clean Hydraulic Oil

Worse for the Wear: Comparing a Typical Hydraulic Oil to Certified Clean Hydraulic Oil

by on July 5, 2018 1 Comment

Can a hydraulic oil that is certified to the OEM’s ISO cleanliness standards really make a difference in equipment performance?

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Are you relying on your equipment filters to clean up your oil?

Are you relying on your equipment filters to clean up your oil?

by on June 1, 2018 0 Comments

We’ve posted quite a few articles in this space on the importance of oil cleanliness in reducing the risk of damage to equipment components. Yet we still hear numerous questions. Like, “Why do I need to start with a certified clean oil if my equipment filters will protect my equipment?”

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Do you need synthetics everywhere?

Do you need synthetics everywhere?

by on February 22, 2018 0 Comments

Lately we’ve been getting questions about the use of synthetic lubricants in industrial and off-highway applications, including heavy duty engines, transmissions and gears. There’s no question that synthetics offer a number of benefits, notably longer drain intervals and support for improved fuel efficiency.

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Oil Cleanliness Infographic: See How What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

Oil Cleanliness Infographic: See How What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

by on February 9, 2018 0 Comments

Some people think oil cleanliness is a complex topic. Well, here’s good news. We’ve made it really simple, in a short infographic presentation.

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The Risk of Excluding Routine Oil Analysis in Your Fleet PM Program

The Risk of Excluding Routine Oil Analysis in Your Fleet PM Program

by on January 19, 2018 3 Comments

Among our trucking customers, we are seeing more and more mixed fleets of older and newer trucks from different OEMs, and that presents a challenge from a preventive maintenance perspective.

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Interpreting Oil Analysis: What does it tell you?

Interpreting Oil Analysis: What does it tell you?

by on January 11, 2018 0 Comments

We’ve written quite extensively on the benefits of oil analysis and the proper methods of sampling oil for testing. Many of our customers know from experience that a routine laboratory analysis of in-service oil can help predict and prevent equipment failure or maintenance issues caused by oil contaminants.

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Yes, You Can Filter Additives Out of Lubricants

Yes, You Can Filter Additives Out of Lubricants

by on December 21, 2017 0 Comments

Most additives are chemicals that become solubilized in the oil and become immune to filtration during the manufacturing process. However, there are several types of additives that can affect filtration.

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Delo TRC Crowns 2017 Grand Champion

Delo TRC Crowns 2017 Grand Champion

by on November 28, 2017 1 Comment

Corey Verstraeten of Southwest High School FFA in San Antonio Texas brought home the Delo® TRC Grand Champion title and $10,000 for his restoration of a 1972 Oliver 1755 Tractor.

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Product Consolidation: Opportunities and Risks

Product Consolidation: Opportunities and Risks

by on November 14, 2017 2 Comments

There’s little question that heavy equipment maintenance managers would prefer to minimize the different types of lubricants they have to keep in inventory to meet their many applications.

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Avoid Common Mistakes That Drag Down Hydraulic Performance

Avoid Common Mistakes That Drag Down Hydraulic Performance

by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments

Hydraulics play many critical roles in construction equipment. Hydraulic systems depend on proper lubrication to perform their tasks reliably, but, not all hydraulic fluids are alike.

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