As big and rugged as most earthmoving machines are, it is surprising how much they can be damaged by particles that are too small to be seen without a microscope.
Dirt, sand, grit and even the finest dust can cause problems when they find their way into engine oils, vehicle fluid powered systems, hydraulic fluids and coolants. When they do, parts wear faster, needs more servicing and can require shorter replacement intervals. They are also more prone to failure, which can shut a machine down suddenly and unexpectedly. This adds up to higher maintenance and operating costs.
Keeping machine fluids free from outside contaminants saves money, reduces downtime and helps maintain productivity.