The importance of fluid sampling
Checking your machine’s fluids can save you time and money.
It can be thirsty work out there, which is why it is important for your machinery to stay hydrated.
Taking fluid samples from your machine regularly and getting them tested is important to help you keep your Cat machine running at its best. If it’s working at its best, you'll get more done and make more money.
Contamination control is vital for the health of your machine. And one of the best and simplest set of health checks is sampling and testing fluids.
These standard tests indicate wear rate, oil cleanliness, oil condition, and the detection of fuel, water and glycol.
Understanding the state of fluids in your machine allows you to address any issues before they become a problem. It means maximum reliability – and as we’ve said, that results in increased productivity and profitability.
After all, effective preventative maintenance is estimated to be three to five times more cost-effective than unscheduled maintenance and repairs, which is why regular fluid sampling is the way to go.
It’s important to take fluid samples at the recommended intervals or at each oil change – these can be found in your Operation and Maintenance Manual.
The testing process has never been easier with the Cat S•O•S Service Program. The program combines the simple process of fluid sampling with state-of-the-art analysis and clear, easy-to-understand reporting.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:
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FitFleet customer service agreements provide our Team Yellow members with data-driven insights and the reassurance that all fluids and parts are genuine - the quality of our service and repairs are never compromised.
FitFleet offers a range of service levels which provide a complete picture in real-time, ensuring optimal performance through ongoing and timely maintenance.