Lubricants


 

Date Posted: 5 April 2017  

We are asked nearly on a daily basis, “What kind of hydraulic oil should I run in my machine?”  If the machine is designed for a monograde hydraulic oil (which most construction machines are), then our answer is always simple:  a high quality Group II hydraulic oil of the correct viscosity.


Date Posted: 12 April 2017  

The two most common types of grease used and recommended for pins and bushes on construction equipment are Moly Grease and Extreme Pressure Grease. 

But which one is most suitable for your Mini Excavator and Skid Steer Loader?

Both greases are manufactured from similar base oils with a lithium soap base, and are classed as NGL...


Date Posted: 19 April 2017  

Many machine manufacturers use different types of coolants in an effort to gain better cooling efficiencies and corrosion resistance in hot climates such as Australia.  Coolants are usually dyed to determine the type of coolant.  Unfortunately there are a lot of overlapping standards to the colours used by manufacturers, and in m...


It is common practice in the construction industry to use multigrade engine oil as a replacement for hydraulic oils.  This practice is recommended by some manufacturers but not by others, so what are the benefits and drawbacks?
 

The main benefit of multigrade engine oil when used as hydraulic oil is the fact that multigrade engine oils must fulfil