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New Shell Rotella engine oils offer improved technology for hard working vehicles

Shell Rotella T4 Triple Protection and Shell Rotella T5 10W-30 Synthetic meet the new API CK-4 service category for diesel engine oil.

New Shell Rotella T4 Triple Protection and Shell Rotella T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend have been developed to meet the new API CK-4 service category for diesel engine oil. Nearly a decade has passed since the last diesel engine oil category, CJ-4, was developed and the standard has lasted well beyond the life of the typical engine oil category. The American Petroleum Institute (API), working with engine manufacturers and oil makers, has completely redesigned heavy-duty engine oil specifications to meet the needs of current and next-generation engines. This has resulted in two new categories - API CK-4 and API FA-4.

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PC-11 engine oils are coming: get ready

The new industry regulations for engine oils by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are designed to drive improvements in fuel economy and emissions as well as greater engine performance, but with just seven months until these new oils are available, now is the time for heavy equipment operators to prepare for the transition.

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Genie launches Tech Pro online service training

According to upcoming changes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA), only a qualified person should inspect and maintain mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. To help meet demand for the next generation of aerial service technicians in the rental industry, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is offering free enrollment to the GenieTech Pro Online Service Training program to community colleges and 500 aspiring aerial lift technicians in North America. Genie Tech Pro classes address the service, maintenance, repairs, diagnostics and troubleshooting of boom lifts, scissor lifts and telehandlers. This initiative is part of the Genie brand’s 50th anniversary activities aimed at “Building the Future” by increasing skilled service technicians in the rental service profession.

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Volvo Trucks eases online parts purchasing process with new cross-reference feature of SELECT Part Store

The SELECT Part Store is an e-commerce platform that offers customers the experience of visiting a parts counter with the convenience of online ordering.

Volvo Trucks North America has recently launched a new parts cross-reference feature for its online SELECT Part Store. The cross-reference tool is the first of its kind in the heavy-duty truck industry and will make it easier for customers to search for and buy parts online. The SELECT Part Store is an e-commerce platform that offers customers the experience of visiting a parts counter with the convenience of online ordering.

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Caterpillar extends fuel consumption and parts availability guarantee program

Caterpillar says that they are the only manufacturer to guarantee fuel consumption rates for more than 160 new machines.

Caterpillar has announced the extension and further expansion of its fuel consumption guarantee and a parts availability guarantee, both bundled with telematics solutions. This program, Cat Pays You Back, goes beyond the iron and supports the advances in product technology from Caterpillar.

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Camso acquires Eurowheel in a transaction that expands its wheel manufacturing capacity and tire service business in Europe

With the new acquisition of Eurowheel’s manufacturing, Camso’s will ensure more flexibility on wheel production and bring shorter lead times for customers.

Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, has announced a strengthened service offering in Europe and increase in wheel manufacturing capacity with the acquisition of Eurowheel, a long-time supplier of tire presses and small runs of wheels. Located in Herenthout, Belgium, Eurowheel is an established manufacturer of wheels, presses and tools for European distributors as well as OEMs across Europe.

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HYDREX hydraulic fluid gains exclusive commitment from McCloskey for North America

 HYDREX hydraulic fluids.

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.

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New Michelin X Works Z tires have increased removal mileage over XZY 3 line

Dump truck operates in a demanding environment with the new Michelin X WORKS Z tire.

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.

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Case announces availability of all-makes Tutela Powershift HD transmission fluid through dealer network

Transmission fluid is available in two viscosity grades – SAE 10 and SAE 30 – in both 5- and 55-gallon sizes to meet various operating needs.

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.

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Groeneveld OnePlus pump for progressive lubrication systems

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.

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How to minimize the effects of mismatched tires on loaders, articulated dump trucks, rigid haul trucks, motor graders, scrapers and other pneumatic-tired equipment

Tire OD differential for articulated wheel loaders: Source SAE J2204.

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.

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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.

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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New preventive maintenance protocol for Genie scissor lifts and telehandlers

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.

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.

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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