Getting the most out of mixed age fleets


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Getting the most out of mixed age fleets
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While regular servicing and maintenance is a no brainer, industry and OEM oil specifications are becoming more complex as governments push for cleaner engines and lower emissions.

As you replace trucks and equipment, your late model trucks need the latest oils, so you’re faced with potentially running two oils for servicing, or taking on a perceived cost increase by running the latest technology oils across your fleet. But new oils like Delo 400 SDE SAE 15W-40 can extend the life of critical engine parts*, as well as the service life of your trucks, which can reduce your whole-of-life costs.

These days a lubricant needs to do more than simply provide a protective film. It needs to work effectively across a wide number of applications, and cater to Australia’s extreme conditions. It needs to reduce engine wear and maximise engine life, so you get the most out of your trucks.

Choosing an engine oil that meets both industry and manufacturers’ performance requirements is key, particularly if you have vehicles under warranty. New Delo 400 SDE SAE 15W-40 exceeds the latest API Heavy duty Diesel engine oil industry specification API CK4 and OEM specifications released to coincide with API CK-4Delo 400 SDE also offers potential for longer drain intervals in selected engine brands and types of work.**

Formulated with ISOSYNÒ Advanced Technology, Delo 400 SDESAE 15W-40 helps to extend the effective life of critical engine parts in a few key ways. Thanks to advanced anti-wear technology, it reduces wear on critical engine parts. It also offers outstanding oil oxidation control that extends engine life by minimising piston deposits. All these benefits help to prolong engine life, between rebuilds.*

If you’re running a mixed fleet of new and older diesel vehicles, Delo 400 SDE SAE 15W-40 diesel engine oil is a simple solution that’s backward compatible with your older trucks and equipment requiring API Heavy Duty Diesel Engine oil specifications. It exceeds the requirements of API CK-4 and the OEM specifications released by key  OEMs to coincide with API CK-4..

Combined with a test program, to assess potential to extend drain intervals using Delo 400 SDE SAE 15W-40 across your fleet, you could stock just one engine oil to cover all your vehicles requiring API CK-4 or earlier API Heavy Duty Diesel engine oils providing  improved efficiency. You could  also reduce costs through extended drain intervals** and make the most of your capital outlay by running more hours and kilometres between rebuilds.

With a network of over 80 depots and Distributors across the country, Caltex can deliver to wherever your fleet operates in Australia, including bulk deliveries to your worksites. A dedicated sales team can answer any questions you may have about lubricants and equipment for larger scale operations. You can also call the Caltex Lubricants Technical helpline on 1300 364 169.

If you’re after more simplicity and efficiency to take your fleet further, take a look at Delo 400 SDE heavy duty engine oil. It’s fully backed by Caltex, a trusted supplier of quality lubricants to the Australian market for over 100 years.

Disclaimers: * Based on test results vs. API CJ 4 standard for wear and deposits ** Requires a test program, to assess potential to extend drain intervals using Delo 400 SDE 15W-40 across your fleet

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