IRECT JOBBER CRAIG HAMRICK of Macomb,
IL has been a firefighter in charge of fleet
maintenance for 23 years.
"My wife and I have been Dealers since
2006 and became Dealers after seeing
the impressive results AMSOIL demonstrated
in the fire department fleet,"
The fire department is a commercial
account of Dealer Glenn Mike Arnold,
Hamrickís sponsor. "We've used
AMSOIL lubricants since 2003 in the
fleet,Ē Hamrick said.
The department has 11 vehicles and
numerous small engines and generators,
all running with AMSOIL products.
"Glennís knowledge of AMSOIL products
has helped us select the right products
for our needs. Every vehicle in our fleet
has AMSOIL installed from front to back."
AMSOIL Powers Generator
The Macomb Fire Department generator
at the main station is an Onan 150KW
unit that is powered by a Cummins QSB
6.7 liter diesel. The generator
is equipped with an AMSOIL
Duel Remote By-Pass System
and Ea Full-Flow and By-Pass
Filters. For ease of oil sampling,
there is a petcock on one of the
ports on the filter housing.
The engine is filled with AMSOIL Premium
API CJ-4 5W-40 Synthetic Diesel
Oil (DEO). "The reason for choosing
Premium 5W-40 over AMSOIL Premium
15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (DME) is the
slightly better flow characteristics of the
5W-40 for cold-weather startup," Hamrick
said. "While this unit has a block heater
to keep the coolant warm, the oil can still
be fairly cold. This generator must go
from stopped to running with full electrical
load in less than one minute. The cold
flow characteristics of AMSOIL diesel oil
provide maximum protection and peace
of mind for me and our department."
The fuel is also treated with AMSOIL
Diesel Concentrate plus Cold Flow
Improver at each fill-up.
"The savings are substantial," Hamrick
said. "We only change oil based on oil
analysis now, where before we changed
every three months or 250 hours. Fleet
uptime is one of the most important
benefits for us.
time. The generator
is just as
Oil Analysis Proves AMSOIL Benefits
Hamrick said he was a skeptic of extended drain
intervals when he first was
approached about AMSOIL synthetics.
However, he soon learned the saving
potential of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants.
The department saves money through
the reduction of waste oil generated, as
well as fewer costs for equipment repairs
and services, both in time and labor.
The department regularly sends oil
samples to OIL ANALYZERS as part of
its maintenance program.
"The proof is in all of the oil analysis
reports," he said. "We can see by the
results." AMSOIL lubricants are especially
well-suited to emergency service
vehicles where every second counts.
"You never know when youíre going to
get that call, and there isnít a lot of extra
equipment available," Hamrick said. "We
need our equipment to be ready and
able to perform."
Even during the winter months, the generator
has "instant oil pressure" when
itís fired up, he said. "If you walk into
our station all you will see in our maintenance
room is AMSOIL products."
Growing His Own AMSOIL Business
Hamrick specializes in commercial accounts
because his background is in
heavy-duty diesel equipment.
Name recognition of AMSOIL
has improved in the five years
since he became a Dealer.
"AMSOIL is easier to sell now
than even when I started as a
Dealer," Hamrick said. He credited
AMSOIL INC. for its work
building AMSOIL brand recognition
in numerous markets.
His experience with the products
also helps him with other
fleet managers as he tells them
his first-hand experience of
AMSOIL cost savings, equipment
performance and longevity.
"Itís all about saving money and
extending the life of the equipment,"