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CASE STUDY: CASTROL® VECTON® LONG DRAIN 10W-30 CK-4 EXTENDS QUARRY SERVICE INTERVALS BY FOUR TIMES

PRODUCT NEWS / Post date: 1 November 2017

Customer Situation

  • A regional stone quarry was open to considering options to extend their engine service intervals, reduce fixed maintenance costs, and increase productivity by reducing scheduled maintenance on their off-road equipment
  • The quarry operates a mix of approximately 20 equipment units including excavators, wheel loaders, haul trucks among others with different makes and models
  • The 15W-40 diesel engine oil used prior to Castrol® was not able to offer extended service intervals when compared to the Castrol® solution


Castrol® Solution

  • All off-road engines were converted to VECTON® Long Drain 10W-30 CK-4
  • Engine service and filter change intervals were extended from 250 hours to 1,000 hours (with a number of services out as far as 1,200 hours) with no equipment issues
  • The Castrol® Labcheck used oil analysis program was used to verify safe extended drain intervals


Customer Results

  • Used oil analysis results for VECTON® LD 10W-30 in the off road equipment engines showed no wear issues, no fluid degradation, and continued protection beyond 1,000 hours of service
  • VECTON® LD 10W-30 extended the engine service interval four times the original interval of 250 hours
  • Factoring in savings on oil, filter and labor, this customer has experienced an annual savings of $20,000 across the fleet


Go-Forward Maintenance Recommendations

  • Fill and service engines in all off-road equipment at the quarry with VECTON® LD 10W-30
  • Monitor the used oil analysis results with Castrol Labcheck to verify safe extended drain intervals


Delivering Value that Matters

By switching to Castrol® VECTON® 10W-30 CK-4 premium semi-synthetic diesel engine oil, this customer was able to achieve annual savings of $20,000.