Do you know the importance of maintaining your equipment?
As a farmer or equipment owner, you know the importance of maintaining your equipment so that it is always up and running the way it needs to be, when you need it to. Who completes the maintenance, how you purchase your supplies, and how often you choose to check your...
Perilously Obsolete: The Dangers of 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluids
This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Compoundings, a monthly magazine published by the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA), www.ILMA.org. by Ramnath Kuthoore For decades, the tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) market has...
State of Georgia becomes 2nd State to Ban 303 Fluids
Following in Missouri’s footsteps, Georgia recently announced its ban on 303 fluids. Missouri was the first state to take action against low-quality, 303 fluids being marketed as legitimated tractor hydraulic fluids. These fluids claim to meet John Deere’s 303...
State of Missouri Bans Sale of All “Yellow Bucket” Fluids
Effective immediately, the State of Missouri has banned all tractor hydraulic fluids labeled solely as “303.” These products, also commonly known as “yellow bucket,” are low quality yet represent a significant portion of the US tractor hydraulic fluid...
Cetane Helps Prevent Poor Engine Performance
When making a decision about which diesel fuel is best for your engines, consider the many fuel characteristics that can affect the way your engines perform. One characteristic that is commonly overlooked is cetane.
Standards Ensure Tractor Oils Flow Properly in All Seasons
Even in well-kept tractors, a hidden risk can lie in the type of Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO) used. If the fluid has a poor-quality viscosity modifier (VM) component, it will break down quickly and not flow adequately.
How to Select the Right Fluids to Protect Your Equipment
High-quality fluids are an essential part of an effective maintenance regimen. Learn how to select the right fluids to protect your equipment now.