Fleet & Plant Management

1.  Brand of oil used

Posted 28 November 2017 16:05
Hello to all,

​Could I have an indication as to what oil brands are being used - council is considering a change of oil brand to a cheaper type.

Thanks,

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Kevin Holt
Senior Technical Supervisor Plant Maintenance
Burdekin Shire Council
T (07) 4783 9800 | D (07) 4783 938
145 Young St | PO Box 974 | Ayr Qld 4807
kevin.holt@burdekin.qld.gov.au | www.burdekin.qld.gov.au



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2.  RE: Brand of oil used

Posted 30 November 2017 21:39
​Hi Kevin,

Bundaberg Council are currently using Castrol and are very happy with both the product and the technical advice we receive.
Castrol review our entire fleet listing on a yearly basis to ensure we are utilising the correct products for both reliability and compliance with manufacturers requirements.

Personally, I would be very cautious about changing brands of oil to save a few dollars, particularly if the new company does not have a quality technical department available to back up their product.

Happy to chat further.

Regards,

Andrew


3.  RE: Brand of oil used

Posted 06 December 2017 21:57

Griffith City Council have been using Envirolube which is a re refined product for many years now with no problems.  We Also use Hi Tech Oils which own Envirolube.  Both products are very good.


4.  RE: Brand of oil used

Posted 10 December 2017 16:35
Hi
When you want to move to a new oil brand, you have to consider the recommendation from individual manufacturers of your fleet. You can group some equipment, not all. As you know there are equipments with Tier 4 engine and DPF requires special type of engine oil. There are some oil suppliers they have got equivalent oil, but make sure that all requirements are met.
Regards
Gijoe





5.  RE: Brand of oil used

Posted 12 December 2017 19:53
​Good Afternoon
We have run Castrol for many years with good results. We did change to another supplier, due to a complaint to council that council should be using a local supplier hence we changed for 2 years. The change fore mine did not save money as we had increased oil burn issues, confusion with staff due being unfamiliar with the product , a lot of leftover oil and the change over of the oil pumps and hose reels.
After the 2 yrs. had expired we promptly changed back to Castrol and once again a repeat of the listed issues.
So unless there is significant saving stick with what you know.
Regards


6.  RE: Brand of oil used

Posted 05 December 2017 16:12
Hi Kevin,
               we have always used BP ,which is now connected to castrol ,there is a good back up help line if you need any teck support ,don't think we have ever had any failures from oil suitability

             cheer's