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Jul 07, 2020

3 Used Oil Analysis Tests That Help Protect Your Equipment

Today’s high-tech diesel engines have longer oil change intervals than ever. But even though modern equipment is designed to extend engine oil lifespans, it’s never a good idea to tempt fate. Engine oil is the lifeblood of your equipment, so you should always make sure it’s still doing its job
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May 04, 2020

Better Lubricants Mean Better Risk Management

The stakes are simply too high for farmers to gamble with using a bargain-bin diesel engine oil or hydraulic fluid. While we can’t control the weather or the stock market, we are very much in control of how our equipment is maintained. Investing in high-quality lubricants that protect and prolong
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Apr 14, 2020

DON’T NEGLECT YOUR TRACTOR’S HYDRAULIC FLUID

You always use high-quality engine oil in your farm equipment, but what about the fluids needed for your transmissions, hydraulics and other ancillary systems? The fluids and systems used in much of the off-road equipment, specifically in agriculture, are facing increases in power, power density and torque with each new
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Mar 02, 2020

4 Tips for De-Winterizing Your Diesel

When temperatures dip in the fall, many farmers know to blend down their fuel to a #1 for better cold-weather performance. However, with spring just around the corner, it’s time for producers to start de-winterizing their diesel for maximum efficiency as temperatures rise and strenuous work begins. “Owners and operators
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Feb 11, 2020

Eliminate Risk: Protect Your Equipment

Of all the risks you must manage as a farmer, one of the biggest, and often most expensive, is your equipment. And should the unexpected happen, damage to farm machinery can cost thousands of dollars—and create downtime during critical points in the year. Fortunately, there are ways to protect the
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Jan 13, 2020

The Anatomy of a Lubricant

Whether on the farm or at the shop, lubricants are a critical step in any maintenance program to keep equipment running smooth. But do you know what actually makes up these important lubricants? Today’s lubricants contain more technology than many people realize. And, by learning what’s inside a product, you
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Dec 02, 2019

5 Essential Propane Tips for Winter Storm Safety

When the weather outside is fearsome, a little peace of mind can go a long way. That’s why it’s important to make sure your property is ready for winter storms before they happen. To help, here are five safety tips to prepare your propane system for whatever Mother Nature has
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Nov 11, 2019

4 Essential Lubricant Tips for Winterizing Farm Equipment

Harvest is tough. Once you've made it through some of the hardest weeks of the year, both you and your equipment deserve some R&R. But before your rigs take a long winter’s nap, it’s important to get them ready for sitting dormant in the cold. Even when your equipment isn’t
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Oct 21, 2019

Be Smart About Grease Compatibility for your Farm Equipment

Equipment is being put to extensive use during the busy harvest season. To avoid downtime, farmers routinely perform basic, in-the-field maintenance, such as reapplying grease to pins, bushings and bearings, to ensure that their equipment continues to run properly. But moving too quickly and not paying attention to grease compatibility