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Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 02, 2015

Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These ...

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 24, 2015

Earlier in June, Shell Lubricants went into great detail telling journalists about how the soon-to-come, low-viscosity diesel lube oil category ...

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 05, 2015

Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That’s up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication ...

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 10, 2015

There’s a new heavy-duty diesel oil standard in the works. It will not be available until late next year or ...

Cut operation costs by keeping lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids free of contaminants

Cut operation costs by keeping lubricating oils and...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 01, 2014

In July, we showed the importance of keeping our weapon (grease gun) in good condition and using the proper gun. ...

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 01, 2014

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the ...

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2014

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for ...

Heavy equipment technicians should avoid “mechanical logic” when diagnosing electrical problems

Heavy equipment technicians should avoid...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 01, 2014

Even the best mechanics and technicians tend to get brain freeze when faced with an electrical problem. Fleet managers and ...

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