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Cenex Grease Types and the Benefits of Molybdenum Disulfide (Moly) Grease

By Gerry Crawford, Energy Sales

Scott and I thought that with spring work right around the corner we should provide you with some basic information on the types of grease products we offer in our CFC trade area.

Cenex Grease types

Maxtron FS = Maxtron FS has excellent structural stability. The 100% synthetic base oils give it excellent performance properties at both high- and low-temperatures. High structural shear stability and a high-performance base oil make it an outstanding multi-purpose grease.

Maxtron EP = Maxtron EP is produced with a specially selected synthetic blend base oil combined with a lithium complex thickener for high-temperature performance, and a carefully balanced additive package for superior rust control, oxidation control and wear protection.

Molyplex 500+ = Molyplex 500+ is a premium, heavy duty multi-purpose lithium complex grease recommended for automotive, industrial, and agricultural use. Molyplex 500+ contains 1.3% moly (Molybdenum Disulfide), one of the most effective dry film lubricating substances available.

Blue Gard 500+ = Blue Gard® 500+TM is a modern, high-performance, heavy duty, lithium complex multi-purpose grease, that sets a new standard for automotive, industrial, and agricultural use. Blue Gard 500+ qualifies for the highest performance level of automotive chassis and wheel-bearing grease classification, GC-LB for its #2 NLGI grade. Its excellent low-temperature characteristics, water resistance properties and superior oxidation control allow for long service in both on- and off-road equipment.

ML 365 = ML 365® is a high-quality multi-purpose, all season lithium grease available in NLGI grades 00, 0, 1 and 2. This product provides wide temperature range protection and can be recommended for many applications in agriculture, construction and industrial environments.

Molybdenum Disulfide (Moly) Grease

Molybdenum (muh-lib-duh-nuh m), also known as “Moly” is a key component when it comes to protecting equipment in harsh operating conditions. The principal ore from which molybdenum is extracted is molybdenite. The appearance and texture of this crystalline sulfide is very similar to graphite. Moly is made stronger with the addition of plastics, making it ideal to be used as a solid lubricant to reduce friction.

Moly is found in four Cenex grease products: HD Moly Xtreme, Molyplex 500+, Maxtron® EP and Aluben EP Moly grease. With the enhancement of moly, you can expect superior resistance to wear from shock loading and heavy-duty applications. Molybdenum Disulfide along with other additives, contribute to the Cenex brand of high-quality greases used for protection in automotive, construction, and agricultural equipment.

For more information on these products, please reach out to your local CFC location.

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What is Top Tier Gasoline?

By Scott Chase, Energy Department Manager

Top Tier gasoline was first made in 2004. It was gasoline that met the certification and standards required by companies like Chevy, Ford, and Chrysler. These companies developed a higher standard for gasoline additives, and Top Tier gasoline was born. They qualify as Top Tier, by meeting the following standards:

  • A retail location that sells the brand must retail the same fuel quality.
  • All grades of the branded fuel must be treated with a Top Tier approved additive in the concentration.
  • Retailers must prominently display Top Tier logos.

AAA conducted a study in 2016 on the long-term impacts of Top Tier gas. The study reported that there was a greater quantity of harmful deposits in car engines that did not use Top Tier fuel. In conclusion, by choosing Cenex’s Top Tier gasoline, you are not only ensuring superior fuel quality but also prolonging the life of your vehicle’s engine. Make the smart choice for your car’s longevity and performance with Cenex’s commitment to excellence in every gallon.




Fuel Tank Maintenance

By Gerry Crawford, Energy Sales

As we prepare for spring work, proper maintenance of fuel storage tanks is an essential task for any operation. The nature of modern fuels combined with the systems in which they’re used makes it imperative that fuel storage tanks be properly maintained and cleaned. Here are a few examples that underscore the importance of proper fuel storage tank maintenance.

New Engines Require Clean Fuel

The technology behind the fuel injection system in vehicle engines is constantly improving in order to improve the fuel economy of these vehicles. New injectors allow for a faster and more efficient combustion with the creation of a fine mist. “These new fuel injection systems are more precise, clog more easily and therefore require cleaner fuels. It is crucial to keep fuel injectors clean to prevent damage to the engine. Clean storage tanks mean clean fuel, and clean fuel means clean fuel injectors.

Biofuels Require Careful Monitoring

New biofuels are coming onto the scene in a big way. Ethanol fuels can be found in every state in the U.S. Biodiesel is also starting to gain a foothold in the marketplace. These biofuels are more efficient and burn cleaner than traditional fuels.

However, water is a bigger concern with these fuels. “Water is more soluble in ethanol than it is in petrol, so ethanol blended fuels hold more water in suspension. Biofuels are also more susceptible to absorbing water from the air.” Proper fuel storage tank maintenance ensures that these fuels are kept clean and stable.

Cleaner Diesel More Easily Absorbs Water

Diesel is cleaner today than ever before, shedding its image as a dirty fuel. The sulfur content of diesel has been reduced all the way down to 15 ppm. However, removing sulfur from diesel also affects the viability of diesel. Additives are used to offset this fact, but these additives themselves make it easier for the fuel to absorb water. Water in diesel can cause significant damage to diesel engines.

Proper fuel storage tank practices such as draining or pumping the water out are essential in maintaining the viability of cleaner diesel. If you have questions CFC can help you determine if there is water at the bottom of your fuel tanks.

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Scott Chase
Energy Department Manager
Cell: 605-661-4896
Gerry Crawford
Energy Sales
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Brad Dykes
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JT Kass 
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