As farmers prepare for the upcoming planting season, efforts are being made to stretch the life of their farm equipment. CHS Lubricants Senior Marketing Specialist Mimi Falkman says farmers shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to lubricants. “You should look for a product that has excellent oxidation control, a high Total Base Number and excellent viscosity retention,” said Falkman. “If you’re using a lower quality lubricant, it can shear out over time as it is hit with the intense heat of the engine or moisture and dirt.” As farmers run equipment longer hours and more acres, Falkman said premium engine oil and grease is important. “You don’t want to have your equipment vulnerable to metal-on-metal contact, scraping together.”
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