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Next Generation of Oil: PC-11

On December 1, 2016, two new categories of heavy-duty engine oil standards will be licensed: API CK-4 and FA-4. These new categories are part of Proposed Category 11 or PC-11.  PC-11 is broken down into two subcategories: PC-11A and PC-11B

PC-11A will consist of the viscosity grades we have today. CJ-4 to CK-4 backward compatible.

PC-11B engine oils that are lighter viscosity grades provide better fuel economy FA-4 oils will be of a lighter viscosity, they may not be backward compatible depending on OEMs.

Both engine oils will deliver superior performance over current oils. The CK-4 will protect new and older engine models. And, the FA-4 was designed to provide optimized fuel economy for 2017+ engines.

What does this mean for the off-road industry?

  • New diesel engine oil technology will provide opportunities for extended oil drain performance for off-road vehicles versus API CJ-4 Oils
  • Improved oil oxidation performance can help reduce piston deposit formation and increase engine rebuild life due to lower wear.
  • Potential selection of PC-11A SAE 10W-30 can provide improved start-up performance and better wear protection while maintaining hardware protection
  • Wide range of products will allow for improved product selection for both new and older equipment used by off-road equipment companies.

 

For more information please contact Gary Puckett at gary.puckett@jos.us.com or (317)432-3984.

 

Fleet Managers: Are you prepared for PC-11?

Jackson Oil is the transportation industry leader in providing current and future trends for fleet lubricants. Our suppliers are finishing their formulations to meet the new API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11) CK-4/FA-4 specifications.  Chevron, Valvoline, and Kendall are all preparing to begin marketing their new PC-11 products for on-highway trucks and off-road equipment in December 2016. Want to know more? Call Jackson Oil and we will be glad to walk you down the road to success or go on-line to PC-11explained.com for more information.

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