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FLO Components Ltd. announces new product line: centralized fleet fluid maintenance systems

QuickFit system makes fluid maintenance cleaner, safer and faster for all makes and models.
QuickFit system makes fluid maintenance cleaner, safer and faster for all makes and models.

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.

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Telehandlers

New preventive maintenance protocol for Genie scissor lifts and telehandlers

The new maintenance protocols are now available in North America.
The new maintenance protocols are now available in North America.

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.

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Case Construction Equipment releases 4-in-1 fluid testing kit

 The 4-in-1 Systemgard Fluid Analysis Kit monitors the system cleanliness and filtration efficiency it also helps to extend the life of the machine.
The 4-in-1 Systemgard Fluid Analysis Kit monitors the system cleanliness and filtration efficiency it also helps to extend the life of the machine.

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.

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Cooper Tire launches new Roadmaster RM332 WB wide base tire

The Roadmaster RM332 WB has a specially designed rib-type tread pattern to withstand the rigors of heavy haul driving, on- or off-road, while also providing long tread life and even wear.
The Roadmaster RM332 WB has a specially designed rib-type tread pattern to withstand the rigors of heavy haul driving, on- or off-road, while also providing long tread life and even wear.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is adding to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires with the introduction of the new RM332 WB heavy-duty wide base tire in size 425/65R22.5. The RM332 WB is designed for the steer axle in mixed service applications.

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Petro-Canada Lubricants makes leading hydraulic fluid even better with the launch of next generation HYDREX

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.

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Volvo Construction Equipment's intelligent machine solutions drive revamped services portfolio at Bauma 2016

Volvo Co-Pilot onboard services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine services – Dig Assist.
Volvo Co-Pilot onboard services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine services – Dig Assist.

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.

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Thunder Creek redesigns Service and Lube Trailer with new chassis, expanded storage and fluid options

The newly redesigned Service and Lube Trailer (SLT) focused on ease of access and rugged durability for servicing off-road equipment while being more efficient to operate.
The newly redesigned Service and Lube Trailer (SLT) focused on ease of access and rugged durability for servicing off-road equipment while being more efficient to operate.

Thunder Creek Equipment has redesigned its Service and Lube Trailer (SLT) to include a new chassis and front-end design, expanded storage in the front and rear utility boxes, and a modular design that allows owners to add new features and components at any time after purchase.

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Combatting Sulphation

A Battery Management Program (BMP) can dramatically improve battery service life.
A Battery Management Program (BMP) can dramatically improve battery service life.

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.

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Aqueous Solutions

Aqueous cleaning solutions is an environmentally friendly option for cleaning and degreasing metal parts and components.
Aqueous cleaning solutions is an environmentally friendly option for cleaning and degreasing metal parts and components.

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.

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Thunder Creek DTT 50 portable DEF handling system fits easily in a truck bed

DEF Transport Tote - The DTT50
DEF Transport Tote - The DTT50

Thunder Creek Equipment‘s 50-gallon DEF Transport Tote – the DTT50 – provides easy transport of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to the field while maintaining DEF purity through the company’s exclusive 2-in-1 DEF pumping system. The tote fits easily in the standard bed of a pickup truck and is ideal for contractors and rental houses that are adding more Tier 4 Final fleet equipment that requires DEF.

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Terex Washing Systems introduces ‘4Site’ project management service

‘4Site’ is a new project management service introduced by Terex Washing Systems (TWS) to specifically aid customers and distributors with the installation of TWS equipment, providing three tailored packages to choose from, Silver, Gold or Platinum. 4Site comprehensive management service provides enhanced reliable and efficient levels of support every step of the TWS installation. Each of the project management packages include four key steps and are supported by TWS at an international level through regional partners from its headquarters in Northern Ireland.

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What is PC-11?

Shell Lubricants technician
Shell Lubricants technician

In order to meet goals for 2017 engines which will be more fuel-efficient and have fewer emissions, many next generation engines will run at higher operating temperatures. This will require changes in engine oil composition so that they can withstand more heat without sacrificing engine protection.

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