Committed to Quality
July 10, 2017
Written By Adam Buckallew
When a tractor or combine breaks down during planting or harvest, farmers lose valuable time in the field, which can end up costing them hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
As a farmer-owned cooperative, MFA Oil is keenly aware of the importance of avoiding equipment downtime. That’s why providing excellent products and services is one of the company’s core principles. Joey Massey, a farmer from Paragould, Ark., who serves on the board of directors, wants fellow farmers and MFA Oil customers to know the cooperative is committed to providing high-quality products.
“We know how expensive equipment has become and how important it is to protect your investment in the machinery,” says Massey. “Our fuel and lubricants are formulated to go beyond the base specifications, because we want to do everything we can to help our members prevent and minimize unnecessary downtime.”
MFA Oil recently upgraded its heavy-duty engine oils to not only meet but improve upon new specifications from the American Petroleum Institute. The new spec provides enhanced fuel economy performance, reduced emissions and better oxidation and aeration performance while maintaining the same viscosity and high-temperature shear range.
Massey points to the cooperative’s updated heavy-duty engine oil lineup as a prime example of its commitment to providing cutting-edge fuel and lubricant technology.
“Our focus is to start with the base requirements on our products and exceed them in an effort to provide the best quality and value to our members and other customers,” says Massey. “That’s why we sell premium products like BOSS Performance Diesel and Top Tier gasoline, which are designed to protect engines, keep them clean and provide a wide range of performance benefits.”
Another way the company can help limit equipment downtime is through its laboratory services. For more than 70 years, the MFA Oil laboratory has offered analysis services for both lubricants and fuel. The lab regularly tests gasoline, kerosene, heating fuels, diesel and biofuels to ensure quality and compliance with state and federal standards.
Establishing an oil analysis regimen can help determine contamination levels, wear rates and the overall condition of equipment. Members and customers can submit their oil for analysis. Regular oil analysis can help identify minor issues before they result in major equipment failures.
“It’s comforting to know the lab is available for testing and to answer any questions I may have about MFA Oil products meeting the needs of my machinery,” Massey says. “The quality assurance the lab provides is extremely valuable.”
If you have questions about laboratory services or product quality, contact the MFA Oil laboratory at (800) 827-0116.