Fluids analysis helps to identify minor problems before they become major failures. Analysis programs for oil and fuel are currently available. Each program provides reports and insights that can help you understand the current operating status of your machine better. Taking samples is fast and easy. Detailed management reports are available online shortly after samples have been processed, while customized dashboards make it easy to compare historical data. To learn more about the benefits and testing process, contact your local dealer.

Oil Analysis

Imagine being able to examine what’s happening inside an engine, gearbox, or hydraulic system without disassembly. With the oil analysis program, you will be able to monitor the internal operating conditions of your equipment simply by taking samples of your oil. To purchase the Bobcat Oil Analysis Kit and supplies, contact your local dealer.

Oil Analysis will:

  • Identify contaminants: Wear-causing contamination in your oil can negatively effect your equipment’s internal operating environment. Identifying contaminations is important to the wear life of your equipment.
  • Ensure lubricant integrity: Monitoring lubricant properties helps eliminate “lube mixing” and ensures that your oil performs as it should.
  • Identify minor problems before they become major failures: State-of-the-art oil analysis identifies dirt, wear particles, fuel dilution and coolant – contaminants that can cause catastrophic failure or significantly shorten equipment life.
  • Maximize asset reliability: Analysis data ensures that units are up, running and making money.
  • Increase resale value: Analysis results provide valuable maintenance history documentation that easily justifies higher equipment resale values.

High Quality Testing

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You can be confident that the test results you receive through the Bobcat Oil Analysis Program are accurate, repeatable and traceable to a standard. Bobcat testing laboratories are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited. It's the highest level of quality attainable by a testing laboratory, backed by the most stringent accrediting body in the industry. This means that your oil analysis program is supported by a documented quality system you can depend on to deliver superior testing and customer services.

Innovative Maintenance Solutions

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Bobcat Oil Analysis Program is fast and accurate. Laboratories are accessible within 48 hours ground transit from almost anywhere in the continental United States. Once your samples have been
logged at the lab, you can track their progress online.

Fuel Analysis

Many diesel engine problems can be traced back to the quality of diesel fuel. Contaminants like wax crystals, water, asphaltines, bacteria fungi and mold can damage to your machine’s engine. Harmful effects can include smoking, clogged filters and loss of power. However, fuel tests can help identify issues before they cause damage to your machine. Fuel tests can be completed at your shop or your dealer’s service department. To learn more about fuel analysis and to order a test kit, contact your local dealer.

Bug Alert Biological Test Kit for Fuel Systems

Bug alert biological test kit for compact equipment fuel systems.

Effective control of microbial contamination through biocide use is
only possible when routine monitoring of fungi and bacteria levels are
performed. The Bug Alert® test kit makes
routine determinations of fungal and bacteria populations quick and easy. It includes materials to conduct 10 complete tests of diesel or gasoline fuel systems.

Gasoila Water Finding Paste

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Quickly and accurately detect water in fuel storage tanks with Gasoila. The mustard yellow paste quickly turns red upon contact with water. It’s effective with gasoline, diesel, or other hydrocarbon products, sulphuric, nitric and hydrochloric acids, ammonia, soap solutions, and other chloride solutions.