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Allison Trusts PetroCanada - So Should You!

Posted by Rich Ahern on Oct 12, 2020 12:54:35 PM

Duradrive

As a PetroCanada distributor, we're excited about the release of their new Duradrive HD Synthetic 668 transmission fluid.  This product not only has the hard to get Allison approval, it's the new global factory fill fluid for the Allison TES 668, and the only Allison approved fluid for new transmissions (Allison Approval List)

DuraDrive HD products are designed for commercial and heavy duty applications performing under extreme conditions or requiring extended drain schedules. 

DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is also fully backwards compatible for all Allison transmissions that require a TES 295 fluid, so this is the ATF you need to keep every Allison transmission in your arsenal performing the way it was built to. 

PetroCanada is so sure your equipment will outperform your expectations with their products they guarantee it. For more info on the testing for Allison certification, the product specifications, and the lubricants warranty, check out this brochure: DuraDrive HD 668

If you would like to speak to an area rep for more product info or to place an order, fill out the contact form below or contact us at 800-289-2875

 

 

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Topics: petrocanada, allison

Protect your Plow with PFC this winter

Posted by Rich Ahern on Sep 30, 2020 10:17:28 AM

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Berkebile Oil's Protection First Class (PFC) is a must for plow and snow removal equipment operators. Road treatments, added to harsh conditions of New England winters can do a number on plows and salt spreading equipment. With PFC, you can coat plow blades (polymer or metal), spreader bays, augers, and chains, and even battery terminals. You have a lot riding on your equipment functioning correctly, and remaining in peak condition to perform. Help protect it with Protection First Class. We stock PFC in our Taunton facility. For more info, contact your area rep, or simply leave a comment below and we will reach out. 

The video below explains more about PFC, particularly for use in snow removal. For additional info, visit Protection First Class

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Topics: winter additives, Lubricants, PFC

Spec Changes for PCMO on the Horizon: GF-6

Posted by Rich Ahern on Dec 19, 2019 2:24:20 PM

The next generation of passenger car motor oil (PCMO) is on the horizon. The new ILSAC (International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee) is GF-6A and will be backwards compatible with ILSAC GF-5 and prior. The new spec will begin licensing as of May 1,2020. 

 EPA regulations that mandate enhanced efficiency and lower emissions have resulted in OEMs making changes to engine designs and that means the oil keeping that engine going smoothly needs to be adjusted as well. This new spec will offer better protection for new engine designs that have come online (or will soon).

The API spec that correlates with the new ILSAC standard will be SP and API certified products will still display the "donut" logo. There is also a GF-6B portion of the new spec and that introduces a new viscosity - 0w16 that will also have API certification. The API certification seals you'll see on the new spec look like this:

API Spec SP

From now through the spec hitting market, suppliers will be going through licensing processes for their products to be tested & re-certified. As always, remember to check for API certification on the items your fleet or shop runs on - it really is the simplest way you can ensure the highest product integrity, no matter what the change in spec. 

 

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Topics: API Certification, ILSAC, PCMO

AFS AWDA Cold Flow Additives Now Available

Posted by Rich Ahern on Dec 2, 2019 11:03:28 AM

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AFS AWDA Cold Flow Additive is now in stock for the winter months. This additive helps reduce diesel fuel pour point and CFPP  8-12 degrees below the fuel's non additized temperature rating.

We're stocking both  1:3000g and 1:1500g treatment ratios. 

 

AWDA 3000 - one gallon treats 3000gal (available in drums and pails). Product Info Sheet here: AWDA-3000

AW-3000

AWDA 1500 - one gallon treats 1500gal (available in drums) Product Info Sheet here: AWDA-1500

AWDA-1500g

If you have questions on the product, or whether bulk fuel additives make sense for your operation versus rack treated product, contact your rep or call the office 800-289-2875

 

 

 

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Topics: winter additives, winter diesel, Additives