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Heavy-Duty Automatic Transmissions

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Heavy-Duty automatic transmissions use a torque converter to connect the driveline with a fluid coupling. As such, these are hydraulic-based systems that utilize a completely different fluid from other types of...

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Heavy-Duty Manual Transmission

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Heavy-Duty trucks often come with manual transmissions, these are essentially a gearbox and use different oils than other transmissions. The oils used needs to be able to handle the job of keeping the metal...

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Gearbox Oils in Heavy-Duty On- and Off-Road Vehicles

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Gearboxes for heavy-duty trucks face a lot of tougher applications than their cousins in the passenger car motor oil (PCMO) side of the family. They have a lot heavier shock loading on the gearboxes caused by the...

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Industrial Greases and Applications

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Industrial Greases offer protection for a wide variety of applications in industrial plants. These greases need to be formulated to handle everything from water to high-temperature applications. Ottsen Oil Company...

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Construction Greases and Applications

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Construction greases face circumstances that are demanding. Equipment on construction sites faces outdoor storage, dirty conditions, huge amounts of water, and the weather in general. As such, you need a grease...

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On-Highway Equipment Greases and Applications

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS When it comes to your on-highway equipment, be it truck or trailer, you want the best grease possible to keep them on the road and operational between services. We live in an age of extended drains for engine,...

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Greases 101

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Greases are often misunderstood by most equipment owners and operators. They are assumed to be the same regardless of the manufacturer or components that they are made with, but they can be very different....

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Selecting the Best Lubricant for Your Compressor

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS There are many factors that go into selecting a proper lubricant for your compressor. In this blog, we will touch on some of them to help you get the proper oil for your compressor. OEM Recommendations –...

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Compressor Lubricants 101

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Compressor lubrication is one of the most commonly occurring lubricant tasks across a wide range of shops and industries. Still, they are also one of the most overlooked lubricant tasks. So much so that many...

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SCAs: Friend or Foe?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Additive technology has advanced over the past few years, but even in developing technology, there are always some segments that seem to hold back. This tendency to hold back is because most of us tend to be...

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