Equipment: Caterpillar 12H Grader; D6H Dozer; D85 Komatsu Dozer; and work utes and trucks.
The New Caterpillar 12H required scheduled oil sample (SOS) analysis by Hastings Deering, under the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty. As Bi-Tron is a pure petroleum mineral oil, it has not shown as an additive in these tests (such as Teflons or metals) therefore CAN NOT void any manufacturer's warranty.
In 2007 Bi-Tron Engine Treatment, Powertrain & Gear Formulation and Diesel Fuel Conditioner were introduced to the Caterpillar Grader. The machine had 700 hours operation on the clock beforehand. The first oil sample after the addition of Bi-Tron products was taken at 1000 hours.
Results from this initial treatment are below.
The 3rd and 4th oil samples showed a further reduction in these contaminants and wear factor.
Contaminant before / after / % reduction
- Copper (Cu) 6 / 2 / 66%
- Iron (Fe) 16 / 8 / 50%
- Aluminium (Al) 4 / 2 / 50%
- Soot (ST) 33 / 28 / 15%
- Sulphur (Sul) 14 / 11 / 21%
Using the Caterpillar’s computerised fuel flow meters, fuel consumption was shown to be reduced from 16 litres per hour to 14.12 litres per hour – A reduction of 11.75%.
Cyril Vale noted improved general performance, notably power and smoothness.
I would recommend Bi-Tron in any machine as the fuel savings more than cover the cost of treatment.