EAVY EQUIPMENT owners and operators know the toll heavy loads take on their expensive
equipment. The only way to protect and improve the bottom line is to reduce maintenance
costs and downtime.
Mike Tauber, of Linthicum Heights, MD, the owner of Tauber's, a towing and recovery
truck company, has cut lost time and costs by using AMSOIL synthetic motor oils and
lubricants for the past 10 years.
Tauber owns the largest towing and recovery truck "east of the Mississippi River,"
according to his friend Ed Bradt.
The 2004 Kenworth C-500-B 4x4 is a monster 475 horsepower, 35 ton JERR-DAN wrecker
with a C-15 ACERT Cat engine, an 18-speed Fuller transmission, two-speed FABCO transfer
case, 30,00 pound Meritor rear axle, 22,00 pound Sisu front axle, and driver controlled
The business was first started in 1947 when Julius Tauber opened shop. It has since
passed to his son, Michael.
Tauber uses AMSOIL motor oils and lubricants bumper to bumper in the heavy-duty tow
trucks. AMSOIL Synthetic 15W-40 Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine oil runs in the engine
and AMSOIL Torque-Drive Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid is in the transmission
and transfer case.
"So, pretty much this truck is all AMSOIL," Tauber said. "I just like the product I haven't had any engine, transmission, or rear end problems since I started using it. All the trucks I've put it in so far, we just run them and run them."