Pay now or pay later
Using anything other than the best fluid formulation for an application can result in excessive wear, shortened fluid life, oxidation, corrosion, contamination, degradation of equipment, and warranty issues. Also be prepared for serious financial consequences: labor to drain the old fluid; labor to replace the fluid; the fluid itself; lost productivity while equipment is down; fluid disposal.
Obviously, then, collaborating with your fluid supplier to select the best fluid formulation for each application is the best way to have a positive impact on your bottom line. You can pay initially for the right fluid and protection for your application and environment. Or you can pay for the downtime and repair costs associated with using
the incorrect fluid. Considering the high cost of your hydraulic equipment, the fluid is not the sensible place to cut corners. You have the power to prevent the problems and costs associated with using the wrong fluid in your equipment.
Base oil categories
|Group||Description||% saturates||% aromatics||% sulphur||Viscosity index|
|I||Solvent-refined mineral oil||< 90||> 10||> 0.03||80 to < 120|
|II||Hydroprocessed||> 90||< 10||< 0.03||80 to < 120|
|III||Hydrocracked||> 90||< 10||< 0.03||120+|
|Oil drain intervals|
|Construction equipment manufacturer||Oil drain interval - hr|
|Previous interval||Current interval|
|Requires all-year, multigrade oil|
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