Lubricant accounts for only 3% of agricultural machinery maintenance costs, and the negative impact of using cheap lubricant is rarely noticed immediately.
Although we are in the 21st century and enjoying the benefits of precision farming, many farmers still believe that the main cost with lubricants is the price paid per liter of oil, filter and labor for exchange. When in fact the greatest impact on the pocket of these farmers is where they do not see ie the loss of productivity in the field, the shorter life of the components that causes the premature replacement of parts. Mainly the engine and the transmission that are mainly responsible for the unavailability of the machine during the harvest – this is the true cost to be considered.
What is the true cost of the lubricant to the farmer?
Lubricant accounts for only 3% of agricultural machinery maintenance costs and the negative impact of using cheap lubricant is rarely noticed immediately, giving the farmer a false perception that lubricants are all the same! Do not fall for this, using the correct lubricant is the guarantee that your machine will be protected and functioning properly, providing longer life and lower cost per hour worked.
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