When having to choose the proper oil for diesel tractor engines, it is best to check the owner’s manual for each tractor.
Because of the ever changing fuels available today, OEMs are noticing an upward spike of injector issues and problems. In the past, deposits were mostly found on the tips of injectors, but now deposits seem to be forming internally. Obviously, this is translating to inefficient engine performance, less power, and injector life has been decreased. The question often asked is: How often should you use diesel injector cleaner? The answer depends on whether the owner/operator is looking for maximum engine performance, long injector life, consistent fuel efficiency, reduced exhaust emissions, etc. To accomplish all this and more, then it may be that utilizing a quality fuel conditioner/cleaner would need to be utilized on a continuous basis. Let’s dig a little deeper.
Over-the-road and off-road equipment transmission and differential components are exposed to higher pressures and speeds. It is critical that the gear lube chosen must be engineered to withstand extreme heat, be able to control contamination and deposits, have the ability to withstand extreme pressure and shock loads, be compatible with all seal materials, have the capacity to extend seal life, and should have the proper additive package to meet a broad range of OEM specifications such as Limited Slip, API MT-1, Rockwell, and Mack GO-J.
Water contamination can be a real problem when trying to keep equipment lubricated and protected. Whether the environment is at paper mills, wastewater treatment facilities, large cargo ships, or even boat trailers and recreational boats, keeping water from washing out the lubricant can be a challenge for most conventional general purpose lubricating greases. For the maintenance mechanic it is best to take stock of the best waterproof marine grease for dealing with water contamination in your specific environment.
It is very important today, since low quality diesel fuels tend to cause diesel injector problems, that diesel engine operators learn which is the best diesel additive to clean injectors.
With today’s fuels constantly changing due to strict federal law requirements, diesel fuel systems are being exposed to extreme operating conditions. Fuel systems are engineered with much tighter tolerances and they must operate at much higher operating temperatures. Today’s fuel is vastly different to diesel fuel from the past. To meet industry standards, vital components of fuel have been stripped away causing increased injector problems. In the past, diesel injectors typically had deposits forming externally. Now these detrimental deposits are forming internally. This is resulting in inferior engine performance and efficiency and injector life has been drastically reduced. To reverse this negative problem, knowing which is the best diesel additive to clean injectors can bring huge benefits to the heavy equipment operator that far outweigh the cost.
If you are a heavy equipment operator and one of your pieces of equipment suddenly gets a flat tire, this unexpected downtime becomes costly. This blog post will explore the potential usefulness of a commercial grade heavy duty tractor tire sealant for off-road heavy equipment tires.
Can a diesel motor oil benefit from a motor oil additive? In some cases, utilizing a good quality engine oil additive can bring the owner/operator significant benefits. In this blog post, we’ll try to provide some insight as to what is a good oil additive for diesel engines.
Due to today’s stiff environmental emissions regulations, modern diesel engine motor oils are forced to perform under extreme operating conditions. Conventional motor oils from only ten years ago would be ill equipped to handle the extreme operating conditions of today’s modern diesel engines. Traditional lubricant manufacturers continue their struggle in trying to meet these stringent EPA regulations. Today’s conventional diesel engine oils are made up of various additives that help protect critical internal parts of the diesel motor. The following are some of the additives that play an important role in the performance of a diesel motor oil.
Choosing the best grease for farm equipment can be confusing, but if the right grease is chosen, the return on investment will be substantial. When considering the current economic condition, the vast majority of farmers may want to consider how utilizing the correct grease can have a big impact on their bottom line. There can be lots of room for improvement in regards to the quality of the grease being used, the amount of grease consumption that is being experienced, the amount of time required to grease farm equipment, how well their equipment is being protected by the grease, the number of bearings being replaced, bushings, pins, etc. All of these factors can be improved exponentially by choosing the best grease for farm equipment.
There are five important factors to consider when deciding what is the best grease for farm equipment.
It may surprise many heavy equipment operators that if a tractor hydraulic system were to leak out one drop of hydraulic fluid per second, that would amount to approximately 420 gallons of hydraulic fluid being wasted during a twelve month period. Factor that over multiple pieces of equipment and the resulting oil consumption leads to profits bring wasted.