CITGARD Case Study

Brundage-Bone Saves 2.5% in Fuel Cost After Switching to CITGARD 700 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Heavy Duty Engine Oil

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping is the largest concrete pumping and material placement service in the United States. Fuel cost is one of their largest operational expenses. The CITGO team proposed switching to a lower viscosity, heavy duty engine oil (HDEO) to help lower those fuel costs, extend oil drain intervals and improve their maintenance practice.

CITGO lubricant experts and engineers shared insights on advancements in low viscosity HDEOs. CITGO has a range of low viscosity heavy-duty engine oils to help fleets attain their maintenance goals. Low viscosity heavy duty engine oils are proven to increase fuel economy, improve engine cleanliness and durability. Test results also prove they can help extend oil drain intervals. With in-depth equipment/application analysis, users can make the right decision on what product can help them reach their goals.

Armed with data on the latest industry trends and forecasts on lubricant technologies, Brundage-Bone confidently made the switch to CITGARD 700 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Heavy Duty Engine oil, engineered for fuel efficiency, improved engine performance in both new and older engines.

Six months after the switch, Brundage-Bone had its third-party telematics provider conduct an independent analysis of its fleet data. The data proved that switching to CITGARD 700 10W-30 resulted in a 2-2.5% savings in fuel costs*. Following further consultations with the CITGO technical team, Brundage-Bone switched its lubricant portfolio over to the CITGO brand.

"Our relationship with CITGO has definitely grown from a commodity supplier to a partnership footing, which is a contrast from what we experienced before," said Mark Young, General Manager at Brundage-Bone. "The CITGO team has been very helpful; navigating us through the challenges that can come with switching vendors and product lines. Our company representatives are confident knowing there is a team of people dedicated to supporting them - and us - very well."

About Brundage-Bone
Established in 1983, Brundage-Bone operates a diverse fleet of construction equipment/applications, including line pumps, telebelts, tremie tips and other specialty pumping equipment from brands such as Putzmeister, Schwing and Alliance. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the concrete industry leader operates 80 branch locations spread across 22 states. It operates more than 482 trucks and its CITGO lubricant portfolio includes engine oils, hydraulic oils, gear oils, greases, transmission fluids, and concrete form oils.

*Results may vary based on operating conditions and other factors. For guaranteed results, speak to your CITGO authorized representative about the CITGO Guaranteed Efficiency Program.

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