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HJ Linde & Sons

Achieves 16 000+ hours of engine durability in a New Holland Tractor with Caltex Delo®400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40.

HJ Linde & Sons operates a large potato farm located outside of Vryburg, South Africa. They have been in the farming business since 1856 and used Delo® 400 heavy- duty engine oil in their tractors for over 30 years. In 2001, Hansie Linde, owner of HJ Linde & Sons, purchased a new New Holland 8066 tractor with an Iveco 4045 diesel engine and started running it on Delo® 400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40 engine oil.

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After 16 000+ hours of operation running 500ppm sulphur diesel fuel at 250-hour oil drains with no major issues, Hansie, the Local OE Dealer, and the Caltex team wanted to inspect the engine performance, since it had achieved 6 000 – 8 000 more hours than the engine would typically last before a rebuild is required.
One of the technicians from Suidwes Co-op, E. Nel, was also able to provide comment on the engine condition based on his wide experience in tearing down these types of engines for other customers.
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