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Fall Lubricants Pricing Specials for 2012

Posted by John Presti on Aug 27, 2012 1:00:00 PM

Its still August, but we are ready to roll out our Fall Pricing Specials for the Lube Division.

We're pleased to offer Citgo Citgard 700 Synthetic Blend 15w40 Diesel Engine Oil  in 4-1 Gallon Cases.

citgard 700

We're also offering deals on Valvtect, Diesel Fuel Supplement, Two Cycle Oil, SAE 30, SAE 40, and Oil Eater Products.

    Oil Eater product line          Power Service Diesel Additives logo       Valvtect logo

To view our fall pricing specials, click the following link: 

Dont forget - until September rolls on in, you can still save 5% off your entire Bioblend order for first time Bioblend customers!

Various containers of Bioblend with the bioblend logo

As always, feel free to call us with any questions at 617-884-7800, where any of our dedicated Customer Service Reps can answer all your questions. You can also email us anytime at [email protected] to ask a question, or place an order.

Enjoy these last days of beautiful New England summer weather!

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Topics: winter additives, Oil Eater, Marinas, Lubricants, Lube Sales, Specialty Oils, Power Service, BioBlend

Lube News September 2012 - BioBlend

Posted by John Presti on Aug 20, 2012 11:20:00 AM

Environmentally Sensitive Lubricants

click here to read in PDF Format: Lubricants News September 2012- Environmentally Friendly Lubricants

Environmentally Sensitive Lubricants

BioBlend offers a complete family of high performance lubricants

BioBlend’s line of biodegradable and biobased lubricants provides ecologically friendly solutions for many of your tough lubricating challenges.

Various containers of BioBlend with the BioBlend logo

BioBlend MPO Biodegradable Multi-Purpose Oil is a readily biodegradable, biobased, multi­purpose lubricant designed for commercial, household, and general lubrication applications. BioBlend MPO meets the guidelines for an H1 product for incidental food contact.

BioBlend PO Biodegradable Penetrating Oil is an excellent penetrating oil and general purpose lubricant formulated from readily biodegradable, renewable resource, base stocks and additives. BioBlend PO offers excellent penetrating and loosening of frozen, rusted or stuck components. Dissolves dirt, grease and debris, while leaving a light lubricating film which helps prevent corrosion.

BioFlo AW Biodegradable Anti-Wear Hydraulic Fluid is formulated from readily biodegradable, high lubricity base oils coupled with nontoxic anti-wear and anti-corrosion additives. BioFlo AW reduces operating temperatures, friction and component wear in mobile and industrial hydraulics. Excellent thermal and oxidative stability assure superior service life with ­minimal viscosity change over a broad range of operating temperatures. Available in ISO grades 32, 46 and 68.

Foodstream BioFlo FG Biodegradable Food Grade is a readily biodegradable, high-pressure, anti-wear, hydraulic fluid for the food processing industry. BioFlo FG meets the guidelines for an H1 product for incidental food contact. Excellent lubricity and temperature stability provide efficient power transfer and superior service life. Available in ISO grades 32 and 46.

BioFlo UTF Biodegradable Universal Tractor Fluid is a readily biodegradable, high lubricity fluid, formulated to meet the requirements for Universal Tractor/Transmission Oil (UTTO), drive train, and hydraulic fluid. Reduces operating temperatures and component wear in industrial and mobile hydraulic systems. Provides excellent thermal and oxidative stability with minimal viscosity change.

BioGrease DR Biodegradable Drill Rod Grease is the ideal environmentally friendly solution for drill rod applications. Formulated from high purity vegetable oils and thickened with very shear stable lithium soap. Contains the latest in ashless, environmentally friendly, rust and anti-wear technology. Provides rust protection not only while the rod is in service, but also for extended periods while the rod is in storage. BioGrease DR improves water resistance, pumpability, and adhesion to the rod in service while minimizing torque.

BioGrease HD Biodegradable Heavy Duty Grease is a readily biodegradable, non-toxic Lithium 12-OH Stearate grease that provides high film strength, withstands high temperatures, maintains excellent stability, and extends lubricant life. BioGrease HD features high load-carrying capabilities and anti-wear characteristics with low water washout properties. Designed for heavy-duty use in industrial, mobile, and marine applications. Available in NLGI grades 1 and 2.

BioLube RD Biodegradable Heavy Duty Rock Drill Fluid is readily biodegradable, heavy duty drill lubricant for pneumatic tools, down-hole and surface drilling equipment. Natural polarity and tackiness additive allows the lubricant to adhere to tooling surfaces, reducing corrosion and wear in the presence of compressed air. Wear reduction greatly reduces premature bit shanking and lowers operating costs. 

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Topics: Lubricants, BioBlend

Understanding API Certification

Posted by John Presti on Jul 27, 2012 8:43:00 AM

If you buy motor oil, you probably get frustrated sometimes with all the specifications and constant updates to product info... "Do I need a CI-4 a CJ-4 -whats the difference anyways? I know I need 15w40, but why? What is that anyways?"

API stands for American Petroleum Institute, a "national trade group representing all aspects of the oil and gas industries" according to their website .(As an aside their website www.api.org is a great resource for learning about current issues in energy and their impact). Anyway, API certifies that oils meet the requirements set forth by vehicle manufacturers through testing and sampling, etc.

You should ALWAYS DEMAND API Certified product!

The specific symbols and letters on API specs can be a little confusing, so I thought I'd link up a pretty good guide that gives an overview of what info you need to look for and what it means. You can get the guide online By Clicking Here

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Topics: Lubricants, API Certification

BioBlend Environmentally Friendly Products for Environmentally Friendly Contractors

Posted by John Presti on Jul 23, 2012 8:10:00 AM

Did you know we stock BioBlend lubricants? Environmentally friendly lubricants for the environmentally friendly contractor.

BioBlend is all about vegetable based, readily biodegradeable fluids. These products are ideal for golf courses, marinas, trash companies, and contractors working near water.

Call now and get 5% off your first BioBlend order! Just mention Lube Updates when you order!

We stock: 

  • AW32 
  • AW46
  • AW68
  • Two-Cycle Oil
  • Universal Tractor fluid
  • Grease

Bioblend Environmentally Friendly Lubricant

Here are the specs for these BioBlend Products:

BioBlend AW Hydraulic Oils

BioBlend 2 Cycle

BioBlend EP2 Grease

BioFlow Universal Tractor Fluid

(For the Specs and MSDS on the full line of lubricants we carry, click here:  Spec Sheets and MSDS )

 

 

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Topics: Environmentally Friendly Products, Lubricants, BioBlend

An exciting announcement from Dennis K Burke's Lube Division

Posted by John Presti on Jul 16, 2012 7:08:00 AM

Dennis K Burke's Lube division is excited to announce that Jim Daigneault and Chris Smith have been promoted to Account Managers.

Jim will be handling Middlesex and Worcester Counties

Chris will be handling Suffolk and Essex Counties.

(Rich Ahern will continue to be the Account Manager for the South Shore, Cape, and Rhode Island, and I will continue to Manage NH, ME and Western MA)

Please Join us in congratulating Chris and Jim, and feel free to contact them to discuss any of your lubricant needs!

 Dennis K. Burke, Boston employees around a Danika Patrick cardboard cutout advertising PEAK products

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Topics: Lubricants, Lube Sales

Hey Mr Marina - Why the Name Brand?

Posted by John Presti on Jul 12, 2012 8:16:00 AM

From talking to many marinas this week I was floored on how much an OEM is charging for 2-cycle outboard engine oil.  Its insane!!! 

What buyers do not understand is that as long as the brand of oil meets that engine's requirements (it is usually a TCW-3), it  should work.  We carry a great 2-cycle oil that meets the requirements of honda, mercury, evinrude and much more.

 Click here for a Coastal TC-W3 2 Cycle Product Data Sheet 

We also carry BioBlends BioMotive 2C, a readily biodegradeable, environmentally friendly and fully synthetic 2 Cycle Oil. To read more about Biomotive 2C, click here

Cityscape picture of Boston Marina

Happy boating!

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Topics: Marinas, BioBlend, Coastal

Additives are Our Friends!

Posted by John Presti on Jul 10, 2012 7:58:00 AM

ADDTIVES are our friends!

LETS FIGHT THOSE NASTY ETHANOL ISSUES!!!!!  The only answer is Valvtect . . .If you have a gas tank and you’re a  golf course, marina and/or landscaper, you should keep a few cases of this on hand, NO DOUBT!  Check out “YouTube” to see what happens when you do not use a great additive like Valvtect.  DKB sale price on this is $67.99, good till 8/31/2012.

The video below has some good general info on how Valvtect works and why you should use it!

Would you like to have ZERO emissions from your diesel vehicles?  Then you should be using Diesel Kleen from Power Service.  Power Service are the diesel additive experts for well over 30 years!  As the cleansing  takes place with Diesel Kleen , you can also get up to 4 number increase on your cetane boost.  DKB carries this in 32 oz cases (12 in each) and 55-gallon drums.  This is perfect in any off and on road applications. 

For a spec sheet on Diesel Kleen - click here 

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Topics: Power Service, Valvtect, Additives

We carry Specialty Oils too!

Posted by John Presti on Jun 6, 2012 10:19:00 AM

We Carry Specialty Oils Too!

We stock a wide range of motor oils and lubricants for trucks and autos. Did you know we also carry a great line of Citgo specialty oils?

You can read about the great line of Citgo specialty oils we carry in this month's Lubricant News by clicking here for a downloadable PDF copy

Thanks!

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Topics: Lubricants, Specialty Oils, Citgo

Team Burke Racing Day May 18th!

Posted by John Presti on May 16, 2012 9:34:00 AM

Join Dennis K Burke Inc and Team Burke Racing May 18th and check out the DKB Super Com Dragsters, meet John and Brad of Team Burke Racing, and even check out Junior Dragsters with the kids!

  • When: May 18th 2012 from 10am to 2pm
  • Where: Dennis K Burke Inc- 284 Eastern Ave, Chelsea

Dennis K. Burke Racing picture with two dragsters pictured

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Topics: Team Burke Racing, Coryell

Our Top Ten DEF Questions

Posted by John Presti on May 15, 2012 12:06:00 PM

Day to day, we get quite a few calls about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Expanding fleets are increasing demand, and customer focus is moving from single-use containers to DEF dispensing equipment.

By now, most fleet managers are familiar with DEF, a solution of high-purity urea and deionized water, and how it is used with a newer vehicle’s Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment.

Various containers of Fleetline DEF

How much DEF do I need?

Your vehicle consumes DEF at a rate of about 3% by volume to diesel consumption.

 

Does the DEF mix with the fuel?

No, it’s sprayed into the exhaust stream where it reacts with the NOx in the SCR system, then released as nitrogen and water.

 

What DEF equipment do I need?

Beyond single-use containers, we offer a full line of dispensing solutions for fleets.

 

Does DEF have a shelf-life?

Yes, approximately two years.

 

Is DEF hazardous or flammable?

DEF is not hazardous, toxic or flammable.

 

Is DEF corrosive?

Yes, DEF is corrosive to copper and brass, as well as other materials. Only approved materials listed in the ISO 22241 standards should be used with DEF.

 

What happens if I run out of DEF?

Vehicles are equipped with a dashboard DEF gauge to alert the driver on the fluid level. If the level becomes low, an alert will let the driver know that the DEF level needs to be replenished. If the driver runs out completely, the vehicle power will be reduced to encourage the operator to refill the DEF tank. Once the DEF tank is refilled, normal power levels will be restored to the vehicle.

 

Does DEF freeze in winter?

Yes, a 32.5% solution of DEF begins to freeze at 12º F. Freezing does not harm the quality of the DEF solution. After thawing, the DEF will perform as required.

 

Why use a 32.5% solution?

The 32.5% urea concentration is the lowest freezing point for water urea solutions, and SCR systems are calibrated to a 32.5% solution for optimum NOx reduction.

 

What if the DEF in my truck freezes?

If DEF freezes when the truck is shut down, start up and normal operation of the vehicle is not inhibited. The SCR heating system is designed to quickly return the DEF to a liquid, and operation of the vehicle is not affected.

 

For more info on DEF, or help in choosing the right dispensing equipment for your growing fleet, give us a call.

 

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Topics: DEF, SCR, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, NOx reduction, Lubricants