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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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Are you optimizing your fleet? Or compromising it?

Are you optimizing your fleet? Or compromising it?

by on December 12, 2017 0 Comments

Many fleets are buying name-brand lubricants that are not necessarily tailored to their specific applications

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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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Update: Making the Decision to Switch to API CK-4 Engine Oils

Update: Making the Decision to Switch to API CK-4 Engine Oils

by on October 6, 2017 11 Comments

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

Oil Analysis: Understanding Particle Counting Technologies

by on September 29, 2017 2 Comments

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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Ozark Pushes Drain Intervals to 75,000 Miles with Delo

Ozark Pushes Drain Intervals to 75,000 Miles with Delo

by on August 11, 2017 0 Comments

Memphis-based Ozark Motor Lines is an irregular-route truckload carrier serving customers across the continental U.S.

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

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

by on July 12, 2017 2 Comments

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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