Sampling oil regularly and correctly can help to mitigate the risk of problems in off-highway vehicles before they become serious, according to lubricant manufacturer Fuchs Lubricants.

Andy Brown, technical manager at Fuchs Lubricants, said sampling could help reduce costs by unearthing issues with a vehicle before it breaks down completely.

He added that oil samples must be taken correctly in order to produce the most accurate results.

The UK-based company offers a cent sampling service, which it said produced clear, precise feedback in the form of graphs and reports along with suggestions for remedial action.

The company said its management tool indicated wear trends, additive levels and sources of contamination.

Brown added, “Off-highway vehicles need to be ready to use when you need them otherwise you run the risk of costly downtime.

“The way sampling is done is massively important and it’s the bit that everyone gets wrong. Sampling is very much worth doing, and it’s worth doing right.”

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