The unique and varied operational needs within industries such as mining, agriculture, and construction add layers of complexity to the already challenging environments for equipment in the off-highway sector.

Mobile machinery operators share a common goal in the off-highway industry’s global drive towards reducing operational emissions. Many operators in these sectors have established short-term emissions targets, with others evaluating long-term goals to achieve net-zero emissions. However, this process isn’t as cut and dried as simply changing equipment or modifying operations.

On Wednesday 22nd May, Texaco Lubricants and GlobalData will be hosting a webinar to explore some of the options that companies must evaluate as they progress towards major CO2 reductions, and what their main areas of focus will be over the coming decade. Participants will discuss the journey towards electrification and what this means for operators using combustion engines today. To register to view the webinar, click here.

Much of the mobile equipment that is currently in use is powered by diesel. As a result, it has a significant impact on a business’ Scope 1 emissions – emissions that come from sources that are controlled or owned by a business. With this in mind, and with tightening emissions regulations in motion, the long-term future of this equipment in its current state has to be put into question. Operators are actively looking for alternative options, including battery-electric vehicles and hydrogen-powered machines. While taking these steps will play a pivotal role in operators’ long-term ambitions, the off-highway industry still has a long way to go before realising its goals.

As operators look to fulfil their emission-reduction obligations, they are presented with the problem of equipment downtime, a well-known issue across the mining, agriculture, and construction sectors. Keeping machinery in operation for as long as possible – with as little downtime as possible – is no mean feat, particularly as take-up of electric and hydrogen alternatives is still relatively low.

Therefore, combustion engine operators are faced with a choice to make. They can either choose to continue as normal and run their operations at levels that may lack efficiency and risk economic loss, or they can take actions that will benefit their business in the interim. During this transitional period, many businesses are choosing to utilise renewable diesel and biofuels.

Texaco Lubricants’ range of Delo products is well placed to assist operators in this transition. The range offers a variety of lubricants formulated to help deliver protection and performance, and contributes to the operational reliability of off-highway applications. Texaco has developed Texaco Delo 600 ADF, a premium performance synthetic-technology long-drain engine oi that focuses specifically on the performance and maintenance of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). The low ash technology within the product helps to promote reduced equipment downtime and improved fuel economy performance, as well as helping to reduce DPF clogging and service costs. In times of change, the Texaco Delo range offers an improved and effective option for operators.

Click here to register to view the webinar.