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New Oil Refiner For Farm Tractors
Backed by almost 10 years' experience with over-the-road trucks, earth-moving equipment and other industrial uses, an Oklahoma firm is moving into the farm market with an electronic oil refiner which virtually eliminates having to change oil.
"The product is new to most farmers but well-known to hundreds of truckers, contractors and other owners of industrial engines who have used it successfully in more than 60,000 different applications," says Glenn Priest, president of Re-Fillco Corp., a division of Thermodyne Corp., Norman, Okl., manufacturer of the Phoenix Electric Oil Refiner. "Some of the first engines to use our refiner have been running 7 years without an oil change," Priest told FARM SHOW.
The unit can be adapted to virtually any internal combustion engine. "With proper installation and service of the Phoenix Oil Refiner, engine oil may never have to be changed," says Priest. "Oil doesn't wear out - it only becomes contaminated," he points out.
A heating element in the Phoenix Refiner drives moisture out of oil. "This is the secret to its success," says Priest. "It incorporates top quality filtering with removal of water, acid forming contaminates and fuel dilution by controlled vaporization."
If the refiner should plug or malfunction, it operates on a bypass so no damage can result to the engine. The system reportedly works equally well with synthetic oils. The regular oil filter is retained when adding a refiner and seldom has to be changed.
Size of a refiner needed for a given engine is based on its crankcase capacity. The model 8 refiner, for instance, is for engines with up to 8 qts. crankcase oil capacity and sells for a suggested list of $87.95. Model 14 (for 14 qt. capacity engines) sells for $153.95; Model 24 for $186.95 and Model 60 for $247.48. The only maintenance the refiner requires is to change an internal filter about once every 15,000 miles on a car or pickup, or every 300 hours or so on a tractor.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Re-Fillco Corp., Glenn Priest, Pres.. Re-Fillco Corp., Div. of Thermodyne, Route 5, Box 127, Norman, Okl. 73069 (ph. 405 329-6812).

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