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after only the first 83 minutes of a 40-hour test. J20C also
added the Allison C-4 test requirement, which most 303
fluids fail, resulting in seal leakage or failure. Across the
board, testing has shown that yellow bucket fluids that
contain low-quality base oils and improperly balanced
or inadequate additive systems simply do not deliver the
performance level required to adequately protect equipment
in the field - whether old or new.
There are other fluids that contain a down-treated additive package. This is used primarily in products that claim to
meet JDM J20A.
Petro-Canada Lubricants notes that the key difference
between JDM J20A (which is replaced by the current JDM
J20C or JDM 20D specification) is the addition of the Allison C-4 seal, oxidation, wear and frictional characteristics
test requirements - a fact that is not commonly known.
To have adequate performance the same additive concentration in the final blend is required to meet the adequate
tractor performance requirement of JDM J20A as for JDM
J20C or JDM 20D. As a result, a down-treated THF has
performance pitfalls very similar to 303 fluids and has not

been fully validated against tractors' needs both now or in
the past.
Some equipment owners and operators are led to believe
that yellow bucket fluids are legitimate THFs when they
are anything but. Others might be aware of what they are
purchasing but believe that the fluid is not in the equipment
long enough to make an impact. However, each day that
an improper fluid remains in a piece of equipment, the
chances of a costly repair, dreaded downtime or safety issue
increase. The fluid may leak because it has compromised or
destroyed the seals. In more serious cases, a leak may occur
because the hydraulic system is not functioning correctly
or has completely failed. A failed hydraulic system can
result in significant inefficiencies, including additional fuel
consumption, loss of productivity because of imprecision or
additional downtime, and increased costs.
Finally, the use of 303 fluids might also result in brake
chatter and, more importantly, compromised operational
safety. Nothing should be more important to the lubricant
industry than doing everything within our power to ensure
that we are providing consumers who know and trust our

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings May 2018

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
NEW MEMBERS
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
SMOOTH TRANSITION
PERILOUSLY OBSOLETE
HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 6
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Company Callout
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 11
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 13
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 16
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - SMOOTH TRANSITION
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - PERILOUSLY OBSOLETE
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Member Connections
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - PORTRAIT
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