2020 was a year like no other. Every industry and sector saw dramatic changes in both their everyday operations, processes and standards. These challenges were felt by every company, business and person in Ireland. The agri sector was no different.
2021 saw the year start with a lockdown that was felt nationwide. But farming doesn’t do lockdowns. Very few activities are as time sensitive as agriculture and the biggest roadblock right now is downtime. Machinery off the field leads to a loss in revenue and with the business pressures we currently face, it can be catastrophic.
Fields need to be tilled and fertilised in March; crops will then need to be harvested. The seasonality of this sector meaning that these activities can’t be put on hold. Every second on the field counts in maintaining your production goals.
That’s why Total Lubricants has been working with farmers for over 60 years to develop Total Agri, a range of dedicated lubricants designed to exceed the demands of the latest farming machinery. Total Agri lubricants reduce downtime, increase efficiency and decrease your operating costs.
Total Tractagri HDZ Engine Oils
December 2016 saw the introduction of API CK-4 engine oil specifications. These oils are designed to provide enhanced protection against oil oxidation and maintain viscosity against factors such as shearing and aeration. Total Tractagri takes this one step further, providing a range of engine oils offering exceptional engine protection and extended drain intervals for the latest and earlier generations of engines.
Total Tractagri HDZ 15W-40 & 10W-40
The formulation of these products contain the perfect combination of strong antioxidant molecules. These molecules prevent the formation of deposits and keep the hydrocarbon chains intact. As a result, the engine oil viscosity remains stable for longer, increasing the protection of engine parts during intense and extended working periods.
Total Tractagri HDZ FE 10W-30
This fuel economy product helps save up to four per cent fuel, compared to an SAE 40-grade lubricant. The synthetic technology used in this lubricant ensures that Tractagri HDZ FE 10W-30 provides excellent thermal stability, a key process in extending work hours and drain intervals.
Total Tractagri provides several benefits to ensure your agricultural equipment performs to the highest level. These include:
Tractagri products are developed with special molecules forming a strong film over metal surfaces, reducing mechanical wear in the presence of high pressure and extreme temperatures, improving engine longevity.
With their “low-SAPS” (low sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur) technology, Tractagri products prevent the clogging of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and protect post-treatment systems, reducing maintenance costs and protecting the environment.
Synthetic base oils with outstanding antioxidant additives increase Tractagri’s’ resistance to oxidation, even under extreme temperatures, extending oil drain intervals significantly.
Tractagri products with special anti-wear additives minimise the amount of engine oil entering the combustion chamber and, by that, reduce oil consumption.
Tractagri’s advanced active molecules prevent the formation of harmful deposits by keeping them dispersed. The products improve the durability of the engine and make it run in a smoother and efficiently way.
Engine oils can provide Fuel Economy gains via viscosity control and friction reduction. Lowering the lubricant’s viscosity reduces the overall friction in the engine, delivering Fuel Economy benefits and lowering your costs.
All of the products mentioned share one key trait. They have been specifically designed for the agricultural sector with a tailored solution for all farming equipment. Reliable, durable, cost-effective and innovative – all products meet the needs of today’s farmers.
The Total Agri range is available through Finol Oils, the authorised distributor of Total Lubricants in Ireland.
With over 40 years of industry experience, Finol delivers a complete range of leading products and services that are unrivalled within the Irish market. Contact their dedicated technical team today at 01-5827111 or go to www.finol.ie/totalagri for more information on these market-leading lubricants.