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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Engine Oil Specifications

July 11, 2022

  Knowing what lubricant you need really comes down to the specifications. Ensure that you are sourcing engine oil that meets the most up to date specs. When you do this they are often (not always) backwards compatible with previous generations.   Diesel Engine Oil Specifications The newest specs for diesel engine oil are the API CK-4 and FA-4. These were launched in December 2016. API CK-4 replaced the API…

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Understanding a Viscosity Chart

June 20, 2022

  You can think of viscosity as how thick a liquid is. A liquid with high viscosity is thick, like honey, while a liquid with low viscosity is thin, like water. Comparing water to honey is easy to understand and visualize, it leaves too wide a range when we are discussing equipment. So, we use more accurate measurements when formulating lubricants.  The chart below shows the common scales that viscosity is measured…

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