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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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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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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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Think a grease is a grease is a grease? Think again

Think a grease is a grease is a grease? Think again

by on September 20, 2017 2 Comments

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

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

by on June 22, 2017 1 Comment

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.

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

by on June 14, 2017 0 Comments

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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