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Automotive Machine Shop APM Heavy Duty Discusses the Future of Lubricants for Fuel Economy

The Cummins diesel engine specialists, APM Heavy Duty, explain the future of engine lubricants with regards to reduced fuel consumption. The U.S. government is promoting efforts to reduce petroleum use.
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    ATLANTA, GA, April 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Cummins diesel engine experts, APM Heavy Duty, would like to take a moment to talk about the role engine lubricants will play in increased fuel economy and the reduced use of petroleum in the coming years. Oil consumption has increased drastically in industries across the board. From top to bottom, the major culprits are air, rail, marine, off-road and heavy duty trucks.

The Importance of Lubricants for Reducing Global Petroleum Use
Light trucks and cars account for the lowest proportion of petroleum use, but the former has seen a more than two-fold increase in use in the last forty years. The projections for heavy trucks are far worse if current Perkins diesel engine technology does not change.

An extensive report released by Argonne National Laboratory in the fall of 2011 estimates that nearly 12 million barrels of crude oil will be consumed every day by semi-trucks and off-road heavy duty equipment alone by the year 2035. The only way to effectively lower these numbers and preserve what little non-renewable resources the planet has left is to address the major factors that contribute to poor diesel fuel economy.

Concerning this, the study notes that friction between moving engine parts accounts for 15 percent of energy loss, which is surprisingly more than is lost due to inertia and air/rolling resistance at the wheels.

According to David DeBuc, Vice President of APM Engine Parts, "Enhanced lubricants and redesigned formulas can realistically reduce engine friction by up to 50 percent, which will significantly reduce crude oil consumption figures. Such developments are crucial for businesses in the heavy duty machinery industry, namely those with fleets."

APM Heavy Duty is a leading supplier of John Deere engine parts. You can view a full selection of their inventory by visiting

About APM Heavy Duty:

APM Heavy Duty is a division of APM Inc., a family-owned business operating in Metro Atlanta since 1961. We have a comprehensive selection of engine parts and offer a wide variety of services as well, including complete engine rebuilding, crankshaft grinding and restoration, and cylinder boring and honing.

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