Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil (TBI) Discontinued, New Bio Oil Available Soon

AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil (TBI) is out of stock and discontinued effective immediately. The product will soon be replaced with a new formulation.

New AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil is a blend of high oleic oils, synthetic esters and ashless additives that meets the U.S. Federal bio-based procurement guidelines as defined in section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. It can be used in any mobile or stationary application requiring an ISO VG 46 fluid where leakage or spillage would present an environmental hazard. Applications include construction, logging, farming, lawn and turf care or any environmentally-sensitive task where biodegradability and low aquatic toxicity is desired.

New AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil meets the Vickers M2950-S and I-286-S standards, is hydrolytically stable and oxidation resistant. It provides excellent rust and corrosion protection, and a 12-stage FZG rating demonstrates its ability to protect gears and bearings against wear.

New AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil is compatible with TBI and most synthetic and petroleum-based hydraulic fluids. Optimum results will be obtained by draining the previous fluid and refilling with new AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil. Excessive contamination by other fluids will adversely impact its biodegradability and aquatic toxicity performance.

New AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil will be available in 5, 55 and 275-gallon package sizes. There are currently no plans to introduce other viscosities to the biodegradable hydraulic fluid line, but this decision will be continuously reevaluated. Further details on the new AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil, including the new product code, will be announced soon.