Bottom Line Savings

Shen Valley Custom, Harrisonburg, VA

THE BOTTOM LINE
Custom Farming operation saves money by extending their oil drain intervals.

THE STORY
Lewis Horst operates a liquid manure hauling and hay harvesting service in Harrisonburg, VA. Prior to using Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000® 15W-40, Shen-Valley Custom used AGCO 15W-40 in their equipment. They were changing oil on their AGCO RT 140A tractor every 200 hours. The total cost of an oil change with labor and filter was $151.30. Since switching to Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000 the oil drain intervals have been extended to 830 hours using Schaeffer’s Oil Analysis Program. This piece of equipment operates 1900 hours per year in a farm environment. The number of changes needed with AGCO15W-40 per year was 9.5. The number of changes with Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000® per year is 2.29. The overall cost to change oil in this Agco RT 140A for one year was $1,437.35. With Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000® the cost is $358.98. The bottom line savings total $1078.37.

Shen-Valley Custom has three AGCO RT 140A tractors doing this oil change rotation for a total bottom line savings of $3,235.11!


Midkiff Timber, Dillwyn, VA

Prior to using Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000® 15w-40, Midkiff Timber used Shell Rotella T in their equipment. They were changing oil on their Volvo L 90 loader every 250 hours. The total cost of an oil change with labor and filter was $152.75. Since switching to Schaeffer’s 15W-40 the oil drain intervals have been extended to 600 hours using Schaeffer’s Oil Analysis Program.
This piece of equipment operates 2,250 hours per year in a dusty log yard. The number of changes needed with Rotella-T per year was nine. The number of changes with Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000® per year is 3.75. The overall cost to change oil in this Volvo L90 for one year was $1,374.75; with Schaeffer’s Supreme 7000® the cost is $656.03. The bottom line savings total $718.72