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This harvest season, don’t forget to think about your hydraulic fluid. Harvesting wet fields puts extra stress on your equipment and lubricants degrade quickly under the high heat created by this stress. However, these strenuous conditions can present an opportunity for farmers to learn more about their equipment performance and better prepare for future fieldwork next season. Consider the following suggestions for conducting not one, but two oil analyses this harvest season.
Even if pulling two oil analyses isn’t in the cards for this season, it may be time to consider switching to a premium hydraulic fluid. A small investment in higher quality lubricants can pay dividends over the life of your equipment, providing better protection against the increased heat and pressure generated by today’s modern engines and larger implements.
MATRON® THF is a workhorse for your equipment. As a full-synthetic hydraulic fluid, Maxtron THF is designed to provide optimum transmission and hydraulic operation, even in extreme temperatures, and protects vital engine components even in the most difficult conditions.
Contact your local CENEX DEALER to get an oil analysis kit for your equipment and to learn more about Cenex premium lubricants.
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