Category Archives: Educational

Top 5 Questions to ask your Oil Vendor

Apples to apples and apples to oranges. All too often we see fellow lubricants suppliers inaccurately or unfairly cross reference products for a quote, but what should a proper quote consist of? What are the top questions you should be asking your oil vendor to make sure you are getting the best oil to suit…
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Diesel Force Maintenance Program: The key to a clean diesel engine

Rilco is proud to announce that it has partnered up with Diesel Force™ to offer a new Diesel Maintenance Program. The Diesel Force™ Diesel Maintenance System is a revolutionary comprehensive engine cleaning system designed exclusively for diesel engines equipped with modern emissions systems. When used at regular maintenance intervals, the system will increase power and…
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Oil Drum Storage: Best Practices

“What are the best practices for storing and handling oil drums?” Oil drum storage should be indoors away from potential contamination. This would include dust, humidity from process steam and wash down areas. Do not keep oil drums on the factory floor or in the machine shop. Contaminants like metalworking or welding particles and production…
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Construction Lubricant. Are you using the right one?

Equipment breakdown at a construction site can severely compromise your project schedule. In the construction industry, you are constantly striving to meet deadlines, lower operating costs and maximize equipment availability. Whether you need a reliable construction lubricant supply for remote projects or increased equipment availability, Shell Oil has a wide range of lubricants and services…
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Farming Equipment damages from weather

The Midwest weather can change from one extreme to the next. Freezing cold, hail, relentless rain, and scorching dry spells can not only impact the land but it can have lasting effects on your farming equipment that can lead to permanent damage. These effects can bring your farming business to a screeching halt and usually at the worst time.

Shell Industrial Business Development Manager Jeremy Strausbaugh explains how weather and environment can impact bearings on your farm equipment, which can lead to equipment failure and downtime.

The longer your grease lasts, the longer your components last, and the less lubrication maintenance for your farming equipment. With a full product range of Shell Gadus greases, Shell Lubricants can help you select the grease to best meet your needs.

High-quality planned maintenance and lubricants that keep equipment in peak operating condition is the best way to get the highest possible performance out of your farming equipment. The right combination of these factors can significantly reduce wear-and-tear and prevent corrosion, which in turn can save a farm from a broken-down vehicle and lost time and money.

When it comes to equipment that is used more frequently, and static machinery that runs daily, maintenance is even more crucial. For farming equipment that is customized to fit into specific building types or serve a specific purpose - replacing these assets can lead to enormous expense. In short, farmers need agricultural machinery that runs effectively and efficiently on any terrain, come rain or shine. Longevity is critical, as is availability. Your local RILCO sales representative work with you to find the lubricant solutions to best keep your equipment running season after season.

To get more information about Shell Gadus and other vital products contact your local RILCO sales representative. Info@rilcoinc.com

Wear & Contaminant Metals

Oil analysis remains the best tool in the predictive maintenance toolbox for the early detection of wear problems. Wear metal and wear particle levels will begin to increase well before your equipment exhibits symptoms, such as vibration, temperature or noise. This chart gives you a quick reference that identifies what wear metals, and contaminant metals…
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Viscosity Grading System

This chart is designed to allow users to determine whether or not lubricants will have similar viscosities.  If you are used to working with one set of standards and suddenly get another thrown at you, this chart can provide a point of reference.  Just read it horizontally.  For example, an ISO 680 lubricant will have…
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