Analyzing system fluids provides a snapshot
of internal conditions.
• Identify minor problems to avoid major failures.
• Extend equipment life—Contaminant levels in fluids dictate when to replace filters.
• Increase oil drain intervals—The condition of your oil indicates when oil changes are actually necessary.
• Increase resale value—Systemgard records prove your equipment has been maintained.
• Any make, any model
What is Systemgard?
Systemgard is New Holland’s and Kobelco’s fluid analysis program. Fluids are taken from several areas in your equipment and are analyzed by Systemgard laboratories to determine levels of contaminants in the various fluids. The level of each contaminant is compared to normal wear rates, so that potential problems with components can be identified before failure. The trends for the contaminant levels in your equipment also provide valuable information on potential problems.
You can track the progress of analyzing the samples through the Systemgard laboratory. Results of the analysis are available online through HORIZON™ as soon as the sample processing has been completed.
Systemgard laboratories are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited, which is the highest level of quality certification for testing laboratories by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. You can be confident that the Systemgard analysis results are accurate, repeatable and backed by stringent laboratory standards.
Martin Implement monitors your Systemgard analyses. We will provide guidance on necessary repairs and filter and oil change intervals, based on the results for your equipment.
Manufacturers recommend sampling intervals for each model. Also consider how critical each piece of equipment is to your production in determining sampling frequency. You may want to reduce the hours between sampling periods for equipment operating under more stressful conditions, such as those in a very hot, dirty environment, or machines used for short trips with heavy loads, or those with excessive idle times.
|General Guidelines for Sampling Intervals|
|Engines||250 hours or at manufacturer’s recommended
|Transmissions||250 hours or at manufacturer’s recommended
|Hydraulics||250 – 500 hours|
Four Step Systemgard Process
1. Component Registration Form
The first time you use Systemgard, you’ll need to complete the Component Registration Form, which is included with every sample kit. This step is required only for the first time or for changes in unit or fluid information that has been submitted already. Include the form when you return the sample jar.
2. Sample Labels
Fill out all areas of the sample jar label. Attach the label to the jar and keep the tracking sticker for your records.
3. Sampling and Shipping
Fill each container with a separate sample. Complete and attach the return address label. Use a delivery service that verifies delivery.
Log onto www.trackmysample.com to monitor your sample at the laboratory.
4. Test Reports
Go to www.horizonsignup.com to access your test results. HORIZON is Systemgard’s free online reporting system.