New trends in the market of lubricants for construction machineries

New trends in the market of lubricants for construction machineries

According to the Romanian National Institute of Statistics, the volume of construction works in the first 8 months of 2015 increased by approximately 11% compared to the same period last year. The investments in infrastructure and the implementation of a number of projects under the Sectoral Operational Programme "Increasing Economic Competitiveness" are the main aspects that led to this increase. Considering this increasing trend in this sector, the market of lubricants for construction machineries is also expected to follow the same trend.

Construction equipment is subjected to severe operating conditions and this remains the major challenge still faced by operators in this domain. Optimal and high-performance operation of construction equipment and machineries, as well as reduction of fuel consumption are priority aspects in making operations more efficient.

See below two challenges influencing the current evolution of the market of construction machineries and how Mobil lubricants can help to effectively respond to these aspects.

1. Increasingly stringent pollution regulations

Alongside the introduction of the current pollution regulations, the cooperation between manufacturers of construction equipment and manufacturers in the industry of lubricants for construction machineries aimed at developing technologies that comply with the principles of sustainability and the principles of increasing operational efficiency.

In this regard, the lubricants from the Mobil Delvac 1 range, distributed in Romania by Star Lubricants, are recognized by the experts in the field as engine oils offering high performance while complying with the newest principles of sustainability.

Moreover, to comply with the new pollution standards, manufacturers of construction machineries included in modern engines technologies and equipment that are sensitive to some additives that exist in conventional lubricants. Thus, ExxonMobil is in a continuous process of reinventing lubricants formulas in order to comply with the new requirements. The best example is the new formula of the Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 lubricant, which has a low level of phosphorus and sulphur, providing very good protection for emission systems of modern engines such as Euro VI technologies.

2. The emergence of new technologies and construction machineries

Following the same trend of development, construction machineries manufacturers often bring on the market new advanced technologies with which the new construction equipment is fitted. Therefore, lubricants manufacturers must keep pace with these technologies by offering products that comply with the requirements of machineries manufacturers.

The new formula of the Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 lubricant, made available in Romania by Star Lubricants, meets or exceeds approvals of manufacturers such as:

  • ACEA E9, E7,E6
  • API CJ-4 and API SN
  • JASO DH-2
  • Caterpillar ECF-3
  • Cummins CES 20081
  • DAF Extended Drain
  • Ford WSS-M2C171-E
  • MB-Approval 235.28, 228.51, 228.31
  • MAN M 3477
  • Volvo VDS-4, VDS-3
  • Deutz DQC IV-10 LA
  • Detroit Diesel DDC Power Guard Oil Specification 93K218
  • Mack EO-O Premium Plus

The properties of Mobil lubricants for construction machineries are visible not only in theory, but have a direct applicability in the increase of machineries’ performance. The tests conducted by ExxonMobil, plus the monitoring of the machineries, have proved the effectiveness of Mobil Delvac 1 products. This is also the reason why they are recognized as premium oils used worldwide for construction machineries.

Such a field test, which proved the oil’s performance, had as subject an oil company using a Volvo A35D articulated dump truck in a stone quarry. The originally used engine lubricant was Mobil Delvac MX 15W-40, product shown to be effective up to 500 hours of operation. Star Lubricants recommended moving to a superior range of lubricant, Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30, to see to what extent the fuel consumption can be reduce, in correlation with the increase of the interval between two successive oil changes for the respective dump truck.

Due to the engine oil change and to the monitoring of the Volvo A35D dump truck for a period of six months, there were achieved fuel savings of 7.5%, which means savings of € 4600/year for the company.

Quality remains a priority at all levels

The quality of the products intended for the construction industry is no longer an option and clearly this is also the case for construction machineries lubricants. Thus, companies whose business is based on exploiting an efficient fleet of construction machineries should make sure that they operate at full capacity throughout the operation period.

Using special lubricants for construction machineries that ensure proper lubrication and extended oil change intervals will help prolong the life of machineries and make substantial savings in terms of operational costs.

To get a customized offer for lubricants intended for construction machineries, click on the image below and contact the Star Lubricants team. A specialized representative will contact and help you choose the lubricants with the greatest potential to increase the performance of your construction machineries.