Volvo Construction Equipment is releasing new oil change filters that extend drain intervals to 1,000 hours for articulated haulers, wheel loaders and excavators. Longer intervals save customers up to 50 percent on maintenance costs and planned downtime without compromising component performance.
The maximum engine oil change interval is now 1,000 hours (or 12 months) when using Volvo Engine Oil VDS-4.5 15W-40 or VDS-4.5 10W-30 engine oils in conjunction with Volvo high-performance engine oil filters. The extended-interval filters can be ordered from the factory on articulated hauler models A25G-A60H, wheel loader models L60H-L350H and select excavator models from EC140E-EC950F.
"Maintenance costs are an important part of total cost of ownership, and the extended oil change interval is an important addition to our Volvo Services solutions to drive uptime, productivity and profitability," said Alessandro Pasa, director of Volvo Services and Aftermarket Sales.
How it works
The new Volvo Engine Oil VDS 4.5 15W-40 and 10W-30 lubricants are formulated to better suspend contaminates and maintain viscosity. The oils are proven to resist sludge formation over the full 1,000-hour drain interval. Improved oxidation and higher thermal stability mean better protection, even in severe off-highway applications where engine temperatures can be very high.
Lengthening the time between drain intervals gives customers tangible cost savings in labour and materials while increasing machine uptime. Reducing the frequency of oil changes also has employee safety, environmental and sustainability impacts.