March 06, 2019
Take care of your farm machinery and it will take care of you; so goes the old saying. It might be a cliché, but there’s a reason for that – it’s true.
The best way to do this is to always make sure your tractors, combines, and power-driven implements are correctly and regularly lubricated throughout the year.
Do that, and your machinery will reward you with years of trouble-free service.
Without quality lubricants, however, machinery and everything you need to make it work could grind to a halt.
But where do you start when it comes to choosing which oils and greases are right for you?
Hundreds of lubricants on the market
It will come as no surprise that as tractors and other agricultural machinery have become more sophisticated, so the range of specialist lubricants has grown to meet the demands of modern engines and transmission systems. One size, unfortunately, does not fit all.
There are now literally hundreds of products on the market from a range of different manufacturers. Telling your gear oil from your transmission fluid and your hydraulic fluid can leave you wishing you had a degree in agricultural engineering.
And to make matters worse, there’s the added worry of making a mistake. Choosing the wrong lubricants could invalidate your warranty, or worse, fail to protect your machinery altogether, leaving you with a very expensive repair bill.
It’s no wonder so many farmers find shopping for lubricants a confusing experience.
Leading supplier of agricultural lubricants
As a leading supplier of agricultural lubricants, we ask four key questions to guide new customers towards buying the correct lubricants. These are the make and model of the machinery, how old it is, and what part of the machine the lubricant is required for.
Once you’ve given us the answers to those, you can sit back and let us do the hard work.
Knowing which part of the machine the lubricant is required for is essential for getting the basic product right – transmission fluid, engine oil, gear oil or hydraulic fluid.
Make and model and age are important because specifications can vary even from the same manufacturer.
Identifying the right product is reliant on this information, but you can be confident our team will do all the research required to find out exactly what you need.
Partnership working for the best results
When partnering with customers, we take this information and use it to make key decisions about which lubricants will best protect your machinery.
This leaves you free to get on with farming, rather than spending valuable time researching which lubricants are right for you.
At Rix Petroleum, we’ve been advising farmers and supplying agricultural lubricants for more than 80 years. Over that time, we’re forged close ties with manufacturers and suppliers who regularly update us on product innovations, and we’ve guided hundreds of farmers successfully through the minefield of buying lubricants.
But our relationship with you doesn’t end once you’ve bought your oils, fluids, and greases. When you become a customer of Rix Petroleum, our expert teams are on hand to answer queries about lubricants, AdBlue, fuel, and fuel additives, to ensure your farm machinery runs as smoothly as it possibly can.
After all, that’s what a partnership is about.
For advice on which are the right lubricants for you, give our team a call on 07836 216081.
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