Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a Suncor business, has secured an exclusive commitment from McCloskey International Ltd. to use its newly reformulated HYDREX hydraulic fluids for manufacturing of machinery and as factory fill. As an early adopter of the new fluids, McCloskey’s two-tier endorsement includes product applications for its own machinery, as well as the approval to use HYDREX in the equipment they manufacture (OEM approval). Additionally, McCloskey will now be featuring HYDREX as part of its outgoing promotion and communication on their equipment.
Equipment Management & Maintenance News
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the Michelin X Works Z, an all-position tire, for mixed on/off road applications that operate in demanding environments. The Michelin X Works Z is designed to improve uptime. According to the company, it features a 50 percent wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitive tires. These provide extra protection and casing durability. The Michelin X Works Z also offers a 5 percent increase in removal mileage and is backed by Michelin's six-month worry-free road hazard guarantee.
CASE Construction Equipment has announced that Tutela Powershift HD all-makes powershift transmission fluid is now available through its dealer network to allow Case dealers to better service mixed fleet customers. Tutela Powershift HD is recommended for use in heavy-duty powershift transmissions and final drives of today’s construction and mining equipment. It’s designed for all makes of equipment, which makes Case dealers one-stop shops for service and maintenance needs for non-Case equipment.
EcoAir is a complete line of unique, compressed-air powered, water-based spray can corrosion protection products. These spray cans are a complete bio-based replacement for expensive and hazardous chemical propellants. They attack the toughest maintenance duties while being completely safe for the environment.
The OnePlus is an easily adjustable pump for progressive lubrication systems. The new generation OnePlus has a 2-litre reservoir and features a solid, compact design with follower plate. The follower plate ensures that grease in the reservoir is shielded from the outside air, preventing oxidation. The follower plate also keeps the reservoir clean, so that the grease level always remains visible. The quantity of grease distributed and the lubrication interval can easily be adjusted using the two small rotary switches located behind the waterproof screw cap at the front of the pump housing. The OnePlus is well-suited for smaller machines and less complex systems, such as mini excavators and loaders.
Tire wear results in changes to the outside diameter (OD) of each tire. As a result of this wear, tires can become mismatched (i.e. they do not have the same OD) and this can lead to accelerated tire wear and equipment damage.
FLO Components Ltd. has announced its new partnership with RPM Industries LLC to sell and install their complete product line of centralized fleet fluid maintenance systems, effective May 1, 2016. With the RPM Industries product line, FLO Components Ltd. has a complete range of engine pre-lubrication and fluid evacuation technologies that automate routine maintenance of heavy equipment to save owners and dealers time and money.
Maintenance time and costs are reduced with a new consolidated maintenance protocol for all Genie GS-scissor lift models and Genie GTH telehandler models in North America. Following updated procedures and simplified intervals, the new Genie maintenance instructions provide rental store owners the flexibility needed to keep their equipment on rent longer while making routine tasks a priority.
Case Construction Equipment has announced the release of the 4-in-1 Systemgard Fluid Analysis Kit. The preventative maintenance tool provides a picture of fluid and internal system conditions without users having to disassemble the machine. It monitors system cleanliness and filtration efficiency, which helps extend the life of the machine and reduce replacement costs, and helps ensure equipment reliability and uptime.
Petro-Canada Lubricants, has reformulated its HYDREX line of hydraulic fluids to deliver leading wear protection, greater energy efficiencies, extended oil life and strong performance in wide temperature ranges. Customers have come to know HYDREX, an industry leader for more than a decade, as a high-performance fluid that exceeds the demands of today’s advanced hydraulic systems – even in harsh environments.
At Bauma 2016 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on both the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses. Volvo CE will also use the show for the international unveiling of its revolutionary Volvo Co-Pilot onboard services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine services – Dig Assist (pictured), Load Assist, Compact Assist and the soon-to-be available Pave Assist.
Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has added three new bio-renewable parts cleaning systems to its portfolio of products: CleanBox Compact S, CleanBox Maxi, and the CleanBox Mega. These new systems bring Bio-Circle’s eco-innovation to larger industrial parts washing processes.
The workhorse lead-acid battery handles the lion’s share of stored electrical power requirements in most of today’s mobile equipment and trucks. This includes VRLA, standard flooded, gel and the newer sealed AGM battery types.
For more than a century, maintenance and repair operations, as well as industrial production processes, have used solvents to clean contaminants from metal parts. However, as trichloroethylene (TCE) and other solvents have come under increased scrutiny for their health and environmental risks – and as more companies have come to understand the benefits of safe and sustainable operating practices – solvent users have been seeking greener, safer alternatives. With the emergence of aqueous (water-based) technology, there is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly option for cleaning and degreasing metal parts and components.