How Christopher Farms Limits Downtime with Mobil Delvac
How do you choose the companies that service your business? Are high-quality products important? Is excellent customer service a priority? Do you want to feel that they care as much about you and your business as you do? Is dependability important?
John Christopher, owner of Christopher Farms in Letcher, South Dakota, took all those things into consideration when choosing an oil and lubricant provider. In his 40 years of business, John has raised hogs and cattle, grown corn, beans, and wheat and while growing his business he has married, raised a family, and now, shares the farm with his youngest son, Christ.
Presently, Christopher Farms' focus is on crop production. Maintaining the machinery and equipment that works in the fields is critical to keep the farm going. STERN Co. has been able to provide bulk oil, fuel, and propane to John and Christ throughout the most important stages of spring planting and fall harvesting. From rain and floods to winter storms, STERN Co. has been an important key in keeping the process going.
The utilization of Mobil Delvac 1300 Super is a key component to reducing downtime at Christopher Farms. The Mobil Delvac brand has been a leader in heavy-duty lubricants for commercial vehicles for more than 80 years due to their dependability and outstanding engine protection. Mobil Delvac 1300 Super is formulated to achieve 1.5x OEM recommended drain intervals, which is something the Christophers take into consideration when choosing their products.
“Having good oil to keep in our machinery makes us more efficient and helps us have less downtime. If we do proper maintenance on our equipment, we can keep running longer and do longer days,” Christ said.
Christopher Farms enjoys the following benefits of the Mobil Delvac 1300 Super:
- Extended oil drain interval (ODI) potential up to 1.5x the average OEM ODI recommendation
- Up to 50% more wear protection than required in API engine tests
- Outstanding oxidation stability
- Excellent soot and viscosity control
- Lower oil costs due to less make-up oil during operation
- Long gasket and seal life
STERN Co. has different jobbers around its distribution area. This helps serve more customers in a wider range and keeps the quality and quantity of STERN and Mobil Delvac products readily available. These products meet and exceed OEM products, helping keep farms, like Christopher Farms, and businesses from having to worry about downtime mismanagement.
“One thing every farmer knows is windows of opportunity. If one has to wait for the oil, then it's wasted time. Time we won’t get back.”, said John.