The Importance of Viscosity Modifiers in Tractor Hydraulic Fluids

In the field of drivetrain fluids, one of the toughest applications is the hydraulic system of an agricultural tractor because a typical Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO) has to perform a multifunctional role. The UTTO must: Act as a lubricant for the gears...

Clean Injectors Fuel Maximum Performance and Productivity

Keeping fuel injectors clean and free from harmful deposits is a critical part of equipment maintenance. Poor quality diesel fuel can cause engine injector deposit buildup that leads to poor fuel economy and engine performance, and expensive repairs or injector...

Regular Maintenance Means Payback at Trade-in

Producers looking to get the most out of their equipment at trade-in time can often be rewarded by paying attention to regular maintenance and equipment upkeep. “The level of care in equipment can have a huge payback,” says Rick Vacha, territory manager,...

Lawsuits Raise Questions About Fluid Quality

Recently, lawsuits have raised questions about the quality of Tractor Hydraulic Fluid in the marketplace, and states have even begun to ban the sale of them. Damage to equipment due to low quality fluid is a common story. The THF market is full of products that don’t...

Precautions on Running Equipment in Winter

Heading into winter, precautions are needed to make sure your farm equipment runs efficiently and safely. If your utility tractor or front-end loader is down for repair, chores may lag behind and cattle and other livestock hungry for hay and supplemental feed may see...

Seven Tips for Handling Diesel Exhaust Fluid This Winter

If you’ve been in the market for a new tractor, most likely you’ve heard of, or are already using, diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF. It’s a clear, nontoxic fluid marketed under such names as AdBlue, AirOne and AGCO DEF. Tractor makers are using it as part of selective...