Can You Mix Different Brands of Engine Oil?

August 1, 2023

  As a responsible car owner, you understand the importance of regular engine oil changes to keep your vehicle running smoothly. However, you may wonder if it's acceptable to mix different brands of engine oil. After all, situations arise where you may need to top up your oil level with a different brand while on the road. In this blog, we will explore the topic of mixing different brands of…

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Does the Colour of Grease Matter?

July 18, 2023

  Does the colour of grease matter? It's generally accepted that oil lubricates better than grease. So, why use grease? Most of the time we want to use grease because unlike oil - it stays in place! So, what kind of qualities should we be looking for in our grease?   Grease Qualities Grease should be able to provide lubrication and reduce friction to prevent mechanical wear. It should protect the…

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Agriculture Lubricant Recommendations

June 1, 2023

Selecting the proper lubricants for your agriculture equipment can play a large role in reducing upfront costs and expenses. The right lubricants can improve your fuel efficiency, as well as increase engine performance and protection. This ends up as a significant cost savings when avoiding unplanned downtime and losses in production. OEM Requirements Each OEM has different lubrication requirements, and you’ll want to ensure that you are using lubricants that…

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Gear Oil Specifications

January 31, 2023

  We have previously covered the current specifications for Engine Oil (see here) - today we are going to discuss gear oil specifications. The first clarification when discussing gear oil is the difference between industrial or automotive gear sets. These two sets of products have different formulations to ensure protection for different types of gears and applications. Industrial Gear Oil Specifications Industrial gear oil requirements can vary depending on the…

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Changing Grease

July 27, 2022

      Changing Grease Ideally, the best procedure to follow when changing grease brands is to completely remove all old grease before new grease is added. This is usually done, for example, when automotive wheel bearings are repacked with grease. In some pieces of equipment, such as electric motors, the grease-lubricated bearings are not designed to be relubricated, as the grease lubrication life and the bearing life are about…

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