Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd
  • 80% of Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd.’s equipment uses hydraulics; before switching to Petro-Canada’s HYDREX AW 46, they were having serious issues. As well, ”70% of our fleet was down with wheel bearing problems,” says Vandine. “I knew I had to change my gear oil; it just wasn’t doing the job … the resulting repair costs and downtime were unacceptable.”
  • Vandine decided to make the switch to Petro-Canada’s HYDREX AW 46 – a premium performance, anti-wear hydraulic fluid. When Vandine switched his entire line of lubricants exclusively to Petro-Canada, he found TRAXON 80W-90 – a multigrade gear oil formulated to provide excellent long-lasting wear protection.
  • “Since switching to HYDREX AW 46 and paying close attention to our hydraulic system, our hydraulic-related repairs and expenses have decreased quite significantly. Now it’s just preventative maintenance instead of downtime repairs.” “Since making the switch to TRAXON 80W-90 I haven’t had one wheel bearing problem.” Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd. now uses TRAXON 80W-90 on all equipment that requires gear oil.

About Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd.

Headquartered in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd. hauls, shreds, processes and recycles metal commodities. Their equipment, which consists of hauling trucks, loaders, excavators, bobcats, shredders, roll-offs, garbage packers and compactors, are all pushed to the limit in less-than-ideal environments and extreme temperature ranges. Their excavators, loaders and bobcats extract, lift and move heavy scrap products for up to six days per week and ten hours per day in very dusty and muddy scrap yard conditions. Their trucks run up and down Canada’s busiest highway for five to seven days, 4,025 km (2,500 mi), per week.

“By using Petro-Canada’s HYDREX™ AW 46 and TRAXON™ 80W-90 in combination with an oil monitoring program, we’re reducing downtime and repairs, and saving a substantial amount of money.”

John Vandine,
Operations Manager,
Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd.

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80% of Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd.’s equipment uses hydraulics; thus ensuring enhanced hydraulic performance is of utmost importance to them. In the past, before switching to Petro-Canada’s HYDREX AW 46, they were having serious issues. “Cylinders, in our loaders and excavators, were leaking all the time, chroming was coming off the cylinders … it was a mess. We have cylinders on pretty well every piece of equipment we have here, so you can imagine just how important hydraulics are to us,” says John Vandine, Operations Manager, Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd.

“70% of our fleet was down with wheel bearing problems,” says Vandine. “I knew I had to change my gear oil; it just wasn’t doing the job … the resulting repair costs and downtime were unacceptable.”

Vandine decided to make the switch to Petro-Canada’s HYDREX AW 46 – a premium performance, anti-wear hydraulic fluid. “If you’re not broken down you don’t have downtime; it’s as simple as that,” says Vandine. “Since switching to HYDREX AW 46 and paying close attention to our hydraulic system, our hydraulic-related repairs and expenses have decreased quite significantly. Now it’s just preventative maintenance instead of downtime repairs.” HYDREX AW hydraulic fluids are designed to provide excellent operating and maintenance benefits for high performance hydraulic systems. They are recommended for heavy duty hydraulic systems operating in industrial plants and outdoor mobile equipment. “HYDREX AW 46 exceeds all of our demands. Now we’re getting improved hydraulic fluid flow and performance.” When Vandine switched his entire line of lubricants exclusively to Petro-Canada, in 2004, he found TRAXON 80W-90 – a multigrade gear oil formulated to provide excellent long-lasting wear protection to extend equipment life and reduce downtime and maintenance costs. “Since making the switch to TRAXON 80W-90 I haven’t had one wheel bearing problem. There’s no comparing it to my previous lubricant. In my opinion TRAXON is far better.” Glenview Iron & Metal Ltd. now uses TRAXON 80W-90 on all equipment that requires gear oil. This includes their transmissions, rear ends and gearboxes. “I’m saving money as a result of reduced maintenance and downtime.”

“By using Petro-Canada’s HYDREX AW 46 and TRAXON 80W-90 in combination with an oil monitoring program, we’re reducing downtime and repairs, and saving a substantial amount of money.” “Since switching to Petro-Canada lubricants we don’t worry about our equipment breaking down as a result of inferior lubrication.” What sets HYDREX and TRAXON apart is that they are free of most of the impurities found in competitive oils. Both fluids start with a blend of base oils which includes Petro-Canada’s 99.9% ultra-pure base oil made from the HT purity process. The unique combination of base oils and additives results in their ability to retain their “fresh oil” properties longer.

“I deal with Petro-Canada and their service is excellent. They stand behind their products and that is very important to me. Not only does Petro-Canada provide me with great lubricant products but they also provide me with great customer service.”

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