A NEW SERIES This is the first entry in a new Fully Equipped Series, where we’ll review and share (details) on maintenance recommendations for specific types of machines. User Manuals sometimes get filed away where they’re tough to retrieve, but you know as well as we do, that maintenance on these big machines is much more than just changing the oil every 100 hours of use. So we thought it might be helpful to do a series on these machines and, over time, build up a handy archive here on the pages of Fully Equipped. There’s even a full video on this one (below), and a full checklist you can download at your leisure.
Not all oils are created equal. Time to get informed about what goes in your machine.
Let’s start off with the basics: Not all oils are alike! There is a wide spectrum of engine and hydraulic oils that vary based on the composition and additive structure. Manufacturers spend a lot of time creating formulas that work seamlessly with their machine and the conditions it operates in, because let’s face it – off-road equipment is under A LOT more stress than a regular car engine. Continue reading →