Off-road vehicles and heavy-duty construction and farming equipment are some of the most complicated and expensive pieces of machinery in operation. They are subjected to harsh working conditions filled with dust and grime, potholes and ruts, long operating hours and temperature extremes from the hottest deserts to arctic conditions. A working piece of machinery can make the difference between meeting a deadline or getting the crops in and getting paid or closing a company’s doors and selling the farm.
To move earth, haul snow, harvest grain or dig trenches, heavy equipment must be protected from the effects of tremendous amounts of torque on their drive train gears and hydraulic systems. AMSOIL synthetic motor oils, gear lubricants and greases protect heavy equipment in hostile environments longer than other lubricants can.
There is also a great deal of dust in the environments in which off-road and industrial vehicles operate, and getting enough clean air to the crankcase can be a job in itself. Dirt and water in diesel fuel is common, and left unchecked, it can destroy your fuel injectors and rust your engine. Dirty oil significantly reduces the profitable life span of an engine. Without the best fluids and high-quality filtration, expensive equipment breakdowns can be a frequent occurrence.
The best way to deal with costly breakdowns destroying profitability is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Fleet Manager magazine reported on one fleet manager who reported a savings of over $2 million for his operation as a result of changing his service interval and moving to synthetic lubricants. While switching equipment over to AMSOIL synthetic fluids and greases is an excellent step toward increasing profits through preventive maintenance and extended drains, it won’t mean a thing if proper filtration isn’t considered a part of overall vehicle care. No matter what the type or brand of fluid or fuel is used, if it’s dirty, you’re down and losing money. AMSOIL helps vehicle owners save money and extend vehicle serviceability by giving them access to the right filter, for the right conditions, for the right vehicle.
To find the right filter for any application, consult the Oil Filter and Air Filter Application Guide in the “Product Information” section of the AMSOIL corporate website at www.amsoil.com. You may also consult the G-194 Cross Reference and Automotive Applications Guide, or for heavy duty applications, consult the G-1555 Hastings Product and Heavy Duty Applications Guide. Assistance is also available by calling the AMSOIL toll-free ordering line at 1-800-777-7094 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Please give Customer Referral Number: 1254295
AMSOIL By-Pass Oil Filters subject oil to ultra-fine filtration, removing particles smaller than those typically captured by conventional oil filters, and they remove water from the oil. Use AMSOIL By-Pass Filters to supplement the protection offered by the AMSOIL Super Duty Oil Filter.
Also available are fuel/water separators that remove water from diesel fuel and gasoline before it reaches the fuel filter or engine. Find information on the AMSOIL/Dahl fuel/water separators, as well as air and oil filters, in AMSOIL price lists and application guides.
The G-1009 Commercial and Industrial Products and G-118 Farm Equipment brochures are an excellent place to find additional information on lubricants, filters and services for off-road, farming and industrial applications.