When operating on agricultural land, it is important to prioritise services and supply designed for our unique and often unpredictable landscapes. So often, Australian farmers are left disappointed with the quality of imported consumables such as tractor lubricants. This was the case for Peter Vicary in the 1980s, when he and his sons, Ben and Andrew, founded Gulf Western Oil.
Their mission was to create a high-quality tractor oil, specific to the Australian market and with a wide range of applications to minimise unnecessary inventory clutter. Beginning as a small company, servicing the local community, they now sit at a multi-million litre output across every state and beyond. As Australia’s largest family-owned lubricants manufacturer, they operate out of a NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) approved facility in Sydney.
Gulf Western Oil’s AGRITRANS Universal Tractor Transmission and Fluid (UTTF) is a versatile and OEM-approved lubrication product. It meets the requirements for most modern and older tractor manufacturers in Australia, and can be utilised on transmissions, hydraulics, differentials, final drivers, wet clutches and brakes.
Containing an anti-squawk additive, it ensures safe operation of wet brakes, and has been tested in over 250 tractors for more than 200,000 hours. This guaranteed reliability renders AGRITRANS a favoured product by tractor and hydraulic pump manufacturers nationwide.
Gulf Western Oil is dedicated to only using premium grade virgin base oils, following the American Petroleum Institute (API) Licensing codes and the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Management System certification. Thanks to their innovative API approved additive systems, they now have some of the highest OEM approvals in Australia’s agricultural lubrication market.
Having been tested in various demanding environments, for what has accumulated to millions of hours in the field, AGRITRANS is 100% Australian made and offers a seal of guarantee to give manufacturers and agricultural workers peace of mind. Its high zinc formula is an excellent solution wherever common oil with viscosity grade 10W-20, 10W-30 or 80W is required.
This product guarantees superior, long-lasting gear wear protection, ensuring adequate lifespan for tractor parts. Quiet wet break operation is made possible by carefully measured frictional characteristics, as well as anti-foam formula for premium performance. Its robust thermal and oxidation stability ensures a long fluid life, allowing for bulk stock management and ease of product rotation on-site.
AGRITRANS performs particularly well in hydraulic applications, due to its strong water tolerance. As an insoluble lubricant, it applies thoroughly in all weather conditions, and reliably maintains its viscosity. Additionally, this UTTF boasts good filterability and low copper activity, rendering it a viable ongoing choice for general oil needs.
In many hydraulic systems, the lifespan of parts and function is often reliant on the quality of oil used. AGRITRANS guarantees maximum component protection and can directly extend the value on inventory investment. As a premium grade product, AGRITRANS offers comprehensive coverage of industrial agriculture needs, allowing for stock consolidation and overall cost reduction over time.
Gulf Western Oil remains fully owned and operated by the Vicary family, who have spent the last 34 years striving to offer the best in tractor lubrication. As a proud supplier of Gulf Western Oil products, Motion Australia can offer insight on the application of AGRITRANS in OEM or maintenance settings.
Working alongside Motion Australia experts, the team can assist in determining the right lubrication solutions for unique customer needs. Liaising with additive manufacturers and undergoing testing procedures from their on-site laboratory, they can help businesses achieve longer oil change intervals to minimise downtime. Efficiency is a key factor in deciding on lubrication products – for both manufacturing and tractor maintenance, a premium grade oil with high viscosity can significantly increase integrity and endurance through varied high-pressure environments.