Let’s Gear Up: What’s Best for Your Gearbox?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Protecting the gearboxes in your equipment is the most important thing a high-quality gear oil can do. Automotive and heavy-duty vehicle transfer boxes pose some of the biggest challenges. The conditions in these...

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What’s in Your Gear Box? A Look into Gear Box Oils and Additives

Authored By: Allan Zieser With all the gear oils being produced today, it is important to choose the correct one for your equipment AND application. Equipment builders vary in what they recommend. So, you can end up with a lot of different oils in...

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Ottsen Oil Takes Action towards Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting us all right now. The biggest impacts right now seem to be the way we conduct business and ordering patterns. Ottsen Oil is prepared to support you in your efforts to maintain productivity and...

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Spring Cleaning: Using that Down Time to Organize

By: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS The lube room, you know, that area of the shop that you have been meaning to clean up and organize for a while now.  We all know that keeping your lube room clean and organized will help save you time and money in...

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After-Market Additives: The True Cost

By: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS As equipment operators, we want the best possible protection that we can provide our equipment. The longer we can get it to last, the better. Many people see advertisements for after-market oil additives that promise...

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It’s Elementary: What an Element COULD Mean on Your Oil Analysis

By: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Frequently, we get asked what certain elements shown on an oil analysis report mean for the equipment being tested. Without knowledge of the components in the equipment, oil analysis reports can be quite frustrating to...

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Gear Oils vs. Transmission Oils

Written by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   What is the difference between a gear oil and a transmission oil? This question was posed to bring home the fact that we have oils with similar names that are not for similar applications. Most notably the...

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Oil Oxidation

Written by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS All oils oxidize in the presence of the most abundant gas on the planet, oxygen. Oxygen is all around us and for the most part, it is a good thing. However, in hydrocarbon lubricants oxygen can bond with elements...

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Oil Sampling - Plan it, Pull it, Ship it

Are you struggling to pull the perfect oil sample? Do you need help figuring out how to better organize your oil sampling process? Look no further! Our own expert Al Zieser came up with a super easy acronym for you - P, P, S! Plan it, Pull it, Ship...

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Quick Tips on Oil Sampling

If you've ever pulled an oil sample, you know there are some things you want to do and other things you would want to avoid in order to get the ideal oil sample. Why does it matter? You want to pull an ideal sample so you can get the best...

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