Finding Oil on Sale? Check your Specs

April 13, 2022

    The lubricant market is filled with supply shortages and pricing increases. Despite this pressure it's important to remain aware of which oil you are purchasing. Oil specs play a huge role in performance. We've all heard it - if a deal is too good to be true, it probably is. Our customers have been seeing vendors moving old stock for great deals. These deals may seem appealing due…

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What is Cavitation?

March 28, 2022

  Cavitation is defined as a phenomenon in which the static pressure of a liquid reduces to below the liquid's vapour pressure, leading to the formation of small vapor-filled cavities in the liquid.   Okay, but what does cavitation actually mean? How does it damage your engine? Engine vibration can cause the formation of tiny bubbles in coolant outside the wall of the cylinder liner. These bubbles implode against the…

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What does AW Hydraulic Oil mean?

March 14, 2022

  Industry jargon is commonly misinterpreted.  It feels like you need a reference card to keep track of all the abbreviations. When dealing with lubricants it's important to clarify the meaning instead of just assuming. A good example of this is 15W40 or any multigrade engine oil. It's commonly assumed that the W stands for weight - it actually means winter. Multigrade engine oils (both gasoline and diesel) are identified…

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Engine Failures? It could be your coolant

February 24, 2022

  An estimated 40 percent of all engine failures are associated with problems in the cooling system. Construction companies now have fleets with equipment containing more sophisticated coolant systems. But approaching the maintenance of these systems like their older ones—sort of a “fill it and forget it” approach - is exposing them to an increased risk of coolant system failure. This is all the more shocking when we realize that…

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What is THF?

February 8, 2022

Tractor Hydraulic Fluid is commonly referred to as THF.  It is a multi-purpose fluid used in agricultural equipment that has a centralized system to lubricate the transmission, differential, wet brake, power steering, and hydraulic systems. THF also contains special additives for the wet brake systems to prevent brake chatter and provide smooth operation. Our tractor hydraulic fluids can also be used as a gear oil when a GL-4 approved fluid…

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