Know Your Agricultural Diesel
There are numerous terms used to describe Agricultural Diesel. Let us help you understand before you make your purchase.
The Two Types Of Agricultural Diesel
Agricultural Diesel comes in two types: Low Sulphur Gas Oil (Gas Oil 10ppm) and High Sulphur Gas Oil (Gas Oil 1000ppm).
Low Sulphur Gas Oil
Low Sulphur Gas Oil is often called Gas Oil 10ppm or Gas10 as it has only 10 parts sulphur per million. It is specified for use in most modern engines including John Deere, Case New Holland, Argo and CAT engines.
High Sulphur Gas Oil
High Sulphur Gas Oil (Gas Oil 1000ppm) was used in older tractors and stationary machines including generators, heating and grain dryer systems.
Which One Should You Use?
It is critical that you use Low Sulphur in modern engines like that of John Deere, Case New Holland, Argo and CAT engines as High Sulphur Gas Oil (1000ppm) can damage filters and render warranties null and void.
Both Low Sulphur and High Sulphur Diesels are marked with a green dye in the same way as standard marked gas oil. This means that it is illegal to use as fuel for on-road vehicles. As the products are dyed or marked, this leads to other names for the products including Marked Gas Oil, Marked Diesel, Agri Diesel or Green Diesel.