Trucks and buses are designed to operate in the most stringent regimes of road transport. The engines need to maintain optimal performance over long distances. In the heavy vehicle industry, increased profitability is directly dependent on the truck’s lifespan and fuel economy. Innovations that can help truckers meet these targets are highly valued.
Diesel trucks rely heavily on quality filtration solutions for efficient operations. Diesel fuel quality is not homogenous all over the world. The presence of impurities and water particles in diesel is often out of the truck operator’s control.
Since quality control standards vary across national boundaries, truckers rely on the quality of their vehicles’ filters to ensure their engines are safe.
A Brief History of Hengst
Hengst has been at the helm of the automotive filtration industry for over 60 years. The company was established in 1958 by Walter Hengst and has stayed in the family ever since. The current director is the founder’s grandson, Jens Rottering.
Although the company now goes by the name Hengst SE, it has maintained the founder’s innovative culture to this day. In its early days, Hengst revolutionized the filtration industry by developing the first main sub-flow oil filters for Mercedes passenger cars. Hengst is also responsible for developing the first metal-free filter element in the industry.
Hengst Aftermarket Filters
From its original base in Munster, Germany, Hengst now has 19 locations in 11 countries across Europe, Asia, South America and North America. The company is has developed a name as a leading manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket parts for European trucks.
As a testament to its quality, Hengst has consistently won a range of prestigious awards every year from 2010 to 2018. Below are some of the products Hengst has to offer in the aftermarket filtration space.
1. Hengst Oil Filters
Efficient lubrication not only improves the performance of your truck but also increases the lifespan of your engine.
The latest Hengst oil filters come with the company’s Energetic® filter range that promotes optimal filtration and oil flow. These filters improve conventional oil change service because only the insert of the filter has to be replaced.
This significantly cuts down the time, cost and environmental impact of the service. Below are some of the oil filter’s features.
- High Retention of Contaminants
- Easy Assembly
- Pulse Resistance
2. Hengst Fuel Filter
It is not easy to monitor or control the quality of fuel you receive from the filling stations unless they belong to you. This means your engine’s first line of defence against contaminated fuel is your fuel filtration system.
Hengst fuel filters are designed to protect your fuel injectors and engines from the finest impurities. These robust filters assure users of longer intervals between filter replacements. Some of Hengst fuel filter’s unique qualities include
- 15 bar peak pressure
- Immunity to aggressive fuels
- High-quality filtration materials
3. Hengst Automotive Lubricants
Automotive lubricants are the collective name given to the range of oils used in your truck engine. These oils are necessary for reducing friction, cooling, cleaning, sealing engine components and preventing corrosion.
The quality of the lubricants you use in your truck and bus engines is just as important as your filters. Low-quality lubricants can damage your engine just as fast as faulty filters can.
For effective use, Hengst lubricants need to be matched to your truck’s Euro standard, viscosity requirements and API or ACEA suitability.