Written By: Corey Foy

What is Hydraulic Oil?

Hydraulic oil is an important part of your equipment and machinery's function. Given this, the choice between standard and premium options can significantly impact your operations. Furthermore, the benefits of you using a premium hydraulic oil are vast, improving efficiency, productivity, and even environmental sensitivity. Based on research conducted by Chevron, this blog will illustrate the benefits of using a premium hydraulic oil.

Maximizing Productivity

One of the standout advantages of premium hydraulic oil is its ability to boost your productivity. Specifically, only 14% of your hydraulic system's energy is being productive. The rest dissipates as heat, friction, and wear. Thus, we engineer premium hydraulic oils to combat these inefficiencies. This ensures that more of your system's energy is used for its intended purpose. Finally, The result is a notable increase in your productivity, quantified at up to 6.5%.

Extending Oil and Equipment Life

The longevity of hydraulic oil and the equipment it lubricates, is a concern for any operation. Therefore, we devise premium products to last twice as long as their traditional counterparts. This extended oil life means fewer changes, less downtime, and reduced maintenance costs, directly contributing to the bottom line.

Enhancing Fuel Efficiency

When every dollar you spend counts, the improved fuel efficiency offered by premium hydraulic oils can't be overlooked. By reducing the energy you lose to friction and wear, these oils ensure that engines and hydraulic systems operate more efficiently. Therefore, this translates to a fuel efficiency improvement of 4.5%, this can save you a significant amount over time.

Financial Implications

Beyond the operational benefits, the financial implications of you switching to premium hydraulic oil are compelling. Industry field trials have demonstrated savings of approximately $9,000 per year from increased productivity and fuel efficiency, against an additional annual investment of $300 in lubricant costs. This figure highlights the economic advantage of premium oils, making them a smart choice for businesses looking to optimize their operations.


The benefits you gain from using a premium hydraulic oil are clear, they enhance productivity, extend oil and equipment life, improved fuel efficiency, and create significant cost savings. If your business is operating hydraulic systems, the switch to a premium product is not just a choice but a strategic decision towards sustainability and efficiency. As we continue to push the boundaries of technology and performance, premium hydraulic oils stand out as a crucial component in the machinery that powers our world.

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Lastly, for any questions please call 1.800.463.0354 and speak to our Technical Specialist - Corey Foy or email info@49northlubricants.com.