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construction vehicles - may require premium
materials for internal and external seals as well as
anti-drain and relief valves, " First Brands Group's
Reamsnyder explained. " A reputable filter company
will ensure that higher-grade materials are
properly specified to meet the specific demands
of the application. "
MANN+HUMMEL's Chilton pointed out that
there isn't necessarily a " long-haul " filter on the
market. A fleet must look at its own situation, vehicle
by vehicle, and determine the level of protection
needed on a case by case basis.
" Maintenance schedules determine change
rates, so a filter has to last in both short- and
long-haul environments, " Chilton said. " We have
to engineer filters to do everything regardless of
what the truck does. If you are having water issues
or short air filter life, there are solutions for each
of those issues, plus many more. "
Last-mile vehicles in particular benefit from
filters made with high-grade materials due
to the large volume of short trips and starts/
stops, which can be hard on an engine. On the
other hand, long-haul vehicles are much easier
on engines. Therefore, Reamsnyder said highgrade
filters are not typically a requirement for
this application.
Tucker said Donaldson Blue filters have been
designed for the most extreme applications, alluding
to environments that are hot and humid, frigidly
cold, mountainous, and dirty. The work the
vehicle is doing also plays a role.
" The environment and duty cycle of the vehicle
can definitely impact the cleanliness of the oil, "
Tucker said. " That is something you have to pay
close attention to when selecting your filter. This is
especially true in environments that are dusty and
dirty. An upgraded filter will help capture more
contaminants and also have enough capacity to
withstand a longer drain interval. "
" By having a reliable
filter that allows for
an extended drain
interval, the fleet
is going to see much
lower maintenance
costs overall. "
Brian Tucker, director of engineering,
Donaldson Engine Liquid Filtration
Tucker said that while Donaldson's upgraded
filter is more expensive, the value it provides more
than makes up for the added upfront cost.
" By having a reliable filter that allows for an
extended drain interval, the fleet is going to see
much lower maintenance costs overall, " Tucker said.
For instance, fewer oil filters will be consumed
over the course of a year because they last longer.
Plus, considerably less technician time will be
spent performing oil and filter changes.
The big benefit of a higher-efficiency filter,
however, ties to preventive maintenance - with
an emphasis on the word " preventive. "
" If you want to go for those extended drain
intervals, understand that you will be exposing
the engine to larger particles for longer periods
of time, " Tucker said. " You could be risking some
of the components inside of the engine if you are
not using the right filter. Furthermore, with these
lower-viscosity oils, an upgraded filter will help
capture all of those fine particles that a lower-viscosity
oil might be more susceptible to. "
ยป Luber-finer's LFP3191TRT extended-life
oil filter features micro-glass synthetic and
cellulose medias for high filtering efficiency
and dirt-holding capacity. A heavy duty
seamless shell provides enhanced strength.
Photo courtesy Luber-finer, part of First Brands Group
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of june2021

Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
Management: KPI fundamentals
Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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june2021 - Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
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june2021 - Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
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june2021 - Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
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june2021 - In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
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june2021 - Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
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june2021 - Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
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june2021 - Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
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june2021 - Management: KPI fundamentals
june2021 - Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
june2021 - Fleet Parts & Components
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june2021 - Tools & Equipment
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june2021 - Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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