Tag: Severe Service

Emulsify or Demulsify? For hydraulic oils, that is the question

Emulsify or Demulsify? For hydraulic oils, that is the question

by on March 8, 2018 1 Comment

Customers in construction, agriculture and even marine industries often ask if they should be using emulsifying or demulsifying lubricants in their hydraulic systems. The answer, as with many lubrication matters, is: it depends – on your application, your operating environment, and your OEM recommendations.

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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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Havoline Automatic Transmission Fluids Beat the Heat in Las Vegas

Havoline Automatic Transmission Fluids Beat the Heat in Las Vegas

by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments

Imagine the stress a Las Vegas taxi is under. It’s pretty much operating 24/7. Traffic is stop-and-go. And the temperature routinely exceeds 100 o F. Talk about “severe service conditions!”

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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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The right coolant can take the heat out of higher costs and downtime

The right coolant can take the heat out of higher costs and downtime

by on February 10, 2016 17 Comments

If you can’t stand the heat . . . maybe you’re not using the right coolant. A major cause of costly downtime and diesel engine problems are related to cooling system failures.

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Proper storage and handling will help reduce the risk of fluid contamination

Proper storage and handling will help reduce the risk of fluid contamination

by on January 29, 2016 2 Comments

Hold a single hair in your hand or look at the dust that rests on the monitor that you’re reading this article on. Barely visible, right? Now consider this: Those dust particles are roughly four times the size of contaminants that can easily find their way into the oils and hydraulic fluids that protect your […]

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Clean Oil Part 3 – Giving Hydraulic Oil a Lift

Clean Oil Part 3 – Giving Hydraulic Oil a Lift

by on October 7, 2015 1 Comment

This is part three of a three-part series on the importance of clean oil. Read part one and two here. We have talked about the importance of clean oil and how it contributes to the bottom line of the company, as well as the dangers of contaminants. Now, we want to address how you keep […]

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Counting the Costs of Construction Sites Near Water

Counting the Costs of Construction Sites Near Water

by on September 25, 2015 1 Comment

Let’s say your company is building a new bridge or operating cranes, excavators, backhoes, dredging and concrete pumping equipment from land based and floating platforms. Then it happens— a component or system failure causes gear lubricant or hydraulic fluid to leak.

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