Empire Southwest

What Type of Equipment Should I Test?

If it has a lubricated system, takes coolant, runs on diesel or other fuel types, SOS Services is your complete solution – from massive mining machines, to generators for emergency power, to your personal vehicle and more. Get an accurate look into the health of your machinery along with targeted recommendations if a problem is detected.


Every brand of fluid, every brand of equipment

If you don’t own Cat products, that’s okay. Empire Fluids Lab analyzes all fluids on all equipment models, whether made by Caterpillar or any other manufacturer. In fact, about 60 percent of all samples come from equipment other Cat. That’s why SOS Services is your one-stop solution for mixed fleets.


Cat Fleet

Examples of industries served:

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Demolition, scrap and waste
  • Forestry
  • Governmental (municipal and defense)
  • Industrial power
  • Landscaping
  • Marine
  • Material handling
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Power generation
  • Quarry, aggregates and cement
  • Rail

Examples of non-commercial equipment:

  • Automotive and racing
  • Lawn and garden
  • Personal/recreational
  • Yachting and pleasure craft



This article is one of a six part educational series that will give you the knowledge to protect your machinery investment with fluids analysis.

Next up:

Successful Sampling



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