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See How Rtech Fabrications Builds Trucks to do Truck Things

Rtech AMSOIL under the hood to ensure a solid-running build for years to come.

Around here we see all sorts of vehicles capable of turning heads, from showroom-shiny to rat-rod realism. No matter the project style, there’s a builder behind the scenes who carried the concept from start to finish while leaving his or her mark on the end result.

Trucks that do truck things

One such builder is Randall Robertson of Rtech Fabrications, who has been honing his craft since he was 17.

Robertson specializes in 1967-1972 GM trucks, and his motto is, “We Build Trucks to Do Truck Things.”

It’s a satisfying position to take when so much time, effort and passion are poured into each build. These builds are not only aesthetically pleasing, but capable of hauling, towing and working the way a good truck should. Keeping in line with his performance-minded process, he uses AMSOIL under the hood to ensure a solid-running build for years to come.

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Robertson’s talent has taken him from hobby to full-time status, and his work speaks for itself. His builds have won awards, landed magazine covers and features. He’s also secured real-estate in high-profile shows including SEMA.

We caught up with him for our 2019 Company of Enthusiasts campaign, where we learned how he came to be a dream-maker for those in search of a custom truck built to do truck things. Check out his story in the video below.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DIESEL OIL – Sioux Falls Diesel Choices

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DIESEL OIL

The introduction of AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil brings even greater protection and performance, as well as additional viscosity options.

Signature Series 5W-30 (DHD)

Newer Over-the-Road Trucks Mixed Fleets

Signature Series 5W-30 is a versatile oil aimed at mixed fleets of diesel and gasoline vehicles, simplifying maintenance and lubricant inventory. Its extended-drain capability further maximizes convenience and minimizes downtime for fleet managers with busy schedules.

It is also an outstanding option for newer over-the-road trucks that come factory-filled with 10W-30 for improved fuel economy.

  • 6X more engine protection*
  • Recommended for both diesel and gasoline vehicles, simplifying maintenance and lubricant inventory
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding cold-temperature performance
  • Extra protection for extended drain intervals

Heavy-Duty 10W-30 (ADN)

Newer Over-the-Road Trucks Smaller Off-Road Equipment Some

Turbodiesel

Pickups

Many newer over-the-road trucks come factory-filled with 10W-30 for improved fuel economy. Heavy-Duty 10W-30 is ideal for customers who want to maintain the improved fuel efficiency afforded by a 10W-30.

It also provides outstanding protection for smaller off-road equipment and turbodiesel pickups specifying 10W-30 (Ford** specifies 10W-30 for normal service).

  • 4X more engine protection*
  • Excellent opportunity for price-conscious customers to move up to AMSOIL quality
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Outstanding protection for OEM-recommended drain intervals

Signature Series 0W-40 (DZF)

Diesel-Powered Vehicles and Equipment Operating in Cold Climates

Signature Series 0W-40 is formulated specifically for applications operating in extreme cold. Most over-the-road trucks and heavy equipment are parked outside. Signature Series 0W- 40 provides the ultimate cold-weather protection and performance, helping engines turn over faster and reducing start-up wear.

  • 4X better cold-temperature performance***
  • Reduces unnecessary idle time. Engines can be shut down with confidence of restart.
  • Extra protection for extended drain intervals

Signature Series 5W-40 (DEO), Heavy-Duty 5W-40 (ADO)

Turbodiesel Pickups Over-the-Road Trucks Heavy Equipment

Signature Series 5W-40 and Heavy-Duty 5W-40 are ideal for turbodiesel-pickup, over-the-road-truck and heavy-equipment owners who want the cold-weather and fuel-economy benefits of a 5W and the protection benefits of an SAE 40.

  • Outstanding cold-cranking ability and startup protection
  • Excellent fuel economy

Heavy-Duty 5W-40

  • 4X more engine protection*
  • Excellent opportunity for price-conscious customers to move up to AMSOIL quality
  • Outstanding protection for OEM-recommended drain intervals

Signature Series 5W-40

  •  6X more engine protection*
  • Ideal for customers seeking the ultimate wear protection in severe operating conditions
  • Extra protection for extended drain intervals

Signature Series 15W-40 (DME),  Heavy-Duty 15W-40 (ADP)

Best seller here in Sioux Falls!!  The Heavy Duty is an excellent bargain!

Over-the-Road Trucks Off-Road Equipment Turbodiesel Pickups

Signature Series 15W-40 and Heavy-Duty 15W-40 are the primary recommendations for most on- and off-road heavy-duty diesel applications in the marketplace; 15W-40 is the most widely used viscosity in the diesel world.

  • Reduced oil consumption
  • Outstanding shear stability, ensuring superior viscosity retention and wear protection in the most severe environments

Heavy-Duty 15W-40

  • 4X more engine protection*
  • Excellent opportunity for price-conscious customers to move up to AMSOIL quality
  • Outstanding protection for OEM-recommended drain intervals

Signature Series 15W-40

  • 6X more engine protection*
  • Ideal for customers seeking the ultimate wear protection in severe operating conditions
  • Extra protection for extended drain intervals

Outstanding Protection for Ford* Power Stroke* Engines

Ford Motor Company recently released its position on the upcoming new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications, claiming it will only recommend diesel oils that meet the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification or oils formulated specifically for the previous API CJ-4 specification.

Questions have arisen regarding why Ford would condemn use of CK-4 and FA-4 products in its Power Stroke engines. According to Ford Service Lubricant Technical Expert Ron Romano, “6.7L engines tested on CK-4 and FA-4 formulations had experienced valve train wear not encountered with CJ-4 formulations.” The CJ-4 formulations contained more than 1,000 parts per million phosphorus, an effective antiwear ingredient, while some CK-4 and FA-4 formulations were below that threshold. As a result, Ford declared that it has wear concerns about the use of CK-4 and FA-4 formulations with less than 1,000 ppm phosphorus in new and older Ford engines.

With the exception of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil, all the new AMSOIL diesel oils provide boosted levels of phosphorus, are recommended for the Ford 6.7L engine and will carry the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification. We have no concerns whatsoever that new Signature Series 5W-30 Diesel Oil will meet the wear protection requirements for the Ford 6.7L engine; however, we are choosing not to include the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification and the 6.7L engine application on this product. Ford has identified a minimum phosphorus level, and Signature Series 5W-30 is below that minimum. Once the 6.7L engine test becomes available (today, it is not yet ready), we will demonstrate the superior wear protection of Signature Series 5W-30 in the Ford 6.7L engine. AMSOIL Dealers and customers can be well-assured that all Ford Power Stroke engines, no matter the model year, are well-protected when using AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils.