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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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Mixed Fleet Maintenance: Playing it Safe Could Cost You

Mixed Fleet Maintenance: Playing it Safe Could Cost You

by on October 20, 2017 0 Comments

In conversations with construction equipment maintenance managers, it’s clear that mixed fleets have become the norm. Most cite internal cost pressures and variability in equipment quality among manufacturers as the main reasons they are no longer loyal to a single manufacturer.

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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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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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How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments

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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Particle Contamination in Hydraulic Fluids: What’s the Risk?

Particle Contamination in Hydraulic Fluids: What’s the Risk?

by on September 16, 2016 0 Comments

In our last entry, we discussed the importance of minimizing particle contamination in mobile hydraulic system lubricants to maximize equipment reliability and performance. Let’s take a closer look at where and how the risk of contamination affects specific industries.

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Maximizing Reliability and Performance in Hydraulic Systems

Maximizing Reliability and Performance in Hydraulic Systems

by on September 8, 2016 0 Comments

Many industries rely heavily on vehicles and equipment that operate  hydraulic systems to get work done.

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Solving Pain Points in the Hydraulics Market

Solving Pain Points in the Hydraulics Market

by on July 6, 2016 1 Comment

Promoting productivity, efficiency and safety are key in any operation, but they take on new challenges when it comes to hydraulic equipment systems. Using the right hydraulic oils is essential to meeting those goals. The right hydraulic lubricant can offset losses that can be caused by less effective products. Let’s look closely at what might […]

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Preventing Oil Contamination Part 2: The Importance of Keeping Oil Clean

Preventing Oil Contamination Part 2: The Importance of Keeping Oil Clean

by on June 10, 2016 1 Comment

While particulate contaminants can be introduced when lubricants are produced, transported and delivered, there also are many opportunities for contaminants to enter those products onsite at your facilities. Knowing how to properly handle and filter lubricants, once they’re under your control is just as critical.

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Is Your Equipment Operating at its Peak Performance?

Is Your Equipment Operating at its Peak Performance?

by on June 2, 2016 1 Comment

When it comes to protecting the hydraulic systems used in a wide range of operations, from waste hauling to construction to manufacturing plants, all hydraulic fluids are not formulated the same. Only premium hydraulic lubricants are formulated to effectively protect against wear, ensure productive and safe performance and maximize useful equipment life.

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