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CASE STUDY: CASTROL® TRANS-C™ HT TRIPLES SERVICE INTERVALS IN HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS AND TRANSMISSIONS

PRODUCT NEWS / Post date: 1 March 2019

Customer Situation

  • A number of different construction, landfill, and quarry operators with a variety of off-road equipment were open to extending their service intervals to reduce fixed maintenance costs and increase equipment uptime
  • Applications at these customers included a mix of off-road equipment including excavators, dozers, loaders, etc. with different makes and models
  • Competitive lubricants used prior to Castrol were not able to achieve extended-service intervals at the same level as Castrol’s premium products


Castrol Solution

  • Castrol recommended that the customers switch to Trans-C HT in all off-road hydraulic systems and applicable transmissions across their fleets
  • A critical component, the Castrol Labcheck®fluid analysis program was used to analyze used oil samples to determine safe intervals for extending drain intervals
  • It was recommended extending service intervals in off-road hydraulic systems from 2,000 hours to 6,000 hours and extending service intervals in off-road transmissions from 1,000 hours to 3,000 hours


Success Story

  • For each of these customers, Trans-C HT maintained wear protection and oxidation stability beyond 6,000 hours for hydraulic systems and 3,000 hours for transmissions in off-road equipment
  • Used oil analysis results for Trans-C HT showed little or no wear issues and little or no fluid degradation in these hydraulic systems and transmissions… even at service intervals that safely tripled OEM recommendations


Go-Forward Maintenance Recommendations

  • Fill and service hydraulic systems and applicable transmissions in off-road equipment with Trans-C HT
  • Utilize the Labcheck used oil sampling program to closely monitor analysis results
  • Based on oil analysis results, safely extend service intervals in hydraulic systems and applicable transmissions with Trans-C HT


Delivering Value That Matters

Castrol’s premium, differentiated products, services and technical expertise helped these off-road fleets to extend drain intervals and reduce costs while providing optimal equipment protection.