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What is Conexpo 2020?

We are ready for Conexpo 2020! The largest trade show in North America only occurs every 3 years, that is why we are excited to announce that our team is travelling to Las Vegas to demonstrate the latest innovations in drain technology. This four day extravaganza is set to happen from the 10th of March to the 14th of March. Be sure to visit our booth in the IFPE South Hall 3, Booth: S82452.

Would you like to attend Conexpo? We have promocode you can use when registering for the event. This will give you a discount on your admission ticket.

What to Expect

Our booth is a great place to talk to us and gain great insights about the heavy duty industry. All our team members have a comprehensive understanding of construction equipment and drain technology, we would be happy to give you a demonstration of the latest innovations Femco have made recently.

Need help planning your conexpo visit? Conexpo has an online show planner available for you. Be sure to add the Femco booth to your list!

Why Femco is Simply Better

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Femco has created an oil valve plug that ensures:

Clean Work Spaces

With our click and hose solutions, you will never have to get your hands covered in oil again, leaving a cleaner and safer work environment.

A Durable Solution

Our solid brass oil valves ensure a construction you can rely on.

Faster Oil Changes

Using a plug that safely seals the drain-flow of fluids entirely, and having a solid brass construction allows you to drain hot fluids. This will mitigate downtime and therefore increase productivity and efficiency. See how our products work here.


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Which oil plug size do I need?

If you’ve decided to try out a Femco® oil drain plug, we’ll gladly help you if you’re still doubting which oil plug and which oil plug size you need exactly.  

The first question you should ask yourself, is for which machine or engine you need an oil drain plug and what you’re expecting for this plug. That’s because we sell different oil drain plugs, each with their own specifications. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

The right oil drain plug for you

We have various oil drain plugs with different oil plug sizes in our range. There’s the Standard, our basic model, from which we built all our other plugs. Are you looking for an oil drain plug that allows you to drain oil in very tight spaces, such as under a low bus? Then take a look at our Compact oil drain plugs, this is the smallest plug we offer. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7447″ img_size=”medium” css=”.vc_custom_1571923119806{padding-top: 65px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is your main goal to drain the oil very quickly? Then we recommend our Click drain and Quick Drain plugs. You can combine these plugs with one of our Mobile Service Units, and your oil will be drained in a blink of an eye. Do you want to drain large quantities of oil quickly? Then check out our XL oil drain plug! 

Luckily for you, our website makes it easy to find the fitting oil drain plug and oil plug size. You can filter on the manufacturer, the model, year and engine, after which our site will guide you to a fitting oil drain plug. Next to each one of our different oil drain plugs, you can see the thickness in mm, the length in mm, the screw length under the head in mm and the inside diameter in mm. This way, it’s very clear what size of oil plug you purchase.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Using the correct torque key

The main advantage of using Femco® oil drain plugs, is of course the fact that except for the installation, you never need a key to drain the oil from your engine. So you never have to worry about not having the correct key at hand! Trying to loosen oil drain plugs with the wrong key can lead to broken plugs or damage to the crankcase. Of course you don’t want this! With a Femco oil drain plug, you can easily screw on the drain piece by hand. 

When you’re installing a Femco® oil drain plug, you do need a key, namely a torque key. Take a good look at the dimensions of the oil drain plug you have chosen. According to the oil plug size, you can choose a torque key that matches that size. Tighten the oil drain plug securely, without tightening it too tightly. Now you have easily installed your oil drain plug! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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Regularly changing the oil is essential for the maintenance of engines. After all, new oil ensures that the engine continues to perform well and that the service life of the engine is extended. Do you want to change your oil in an environmentally friendly way? That’s possible! 

Drain the oil quickly and in a clean way

Once upon a time, draining oil was a dirty and greasy job. Those times are over. After all, it’s possible to change oil quickly and effectively with the Femco® oil drain plugs. Because our plugs have a closed system, you can change and drain oil without spillage.

Dispose of used oil

Draining oil is only step one of the process. After your environmentally friendly oil change, the oil also needs to be recycled. Make sure that you collect your waste oil if you change the oil yourself. Oil does not wear, but does get dirty. Take your waste oil to a collection site, where the oil can be processed into new products or used to generate electricity. Did you know that about 90% of collected waste oil can be recycled into reusable fractions?

So make sure that your oil is drained and collected correctly; if oil ends up in groundwater or rivers, it can have disastrous consequences for nature and water will be contaminated. So don’t put your waste oil into the residual waste. Do you not change the oil of your engines yourself? Then be sure to ask how this oil is disposed of.

Working together for the environment

If we all work together and pay attention to what we can do ourselves for the environment, we can all help our beautiful planet. Being environmentally friendly is one of the big pillars of Femco, because we think nature is very important. That’s why we make products that ensure you a quick and environmentally friendly oil change. View all our products and their specifications now in our webshop! 


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Als u besloten heeft om voor de eerste keer een olie aftapplug van Femco te gebruiken, helpen we u graag als u nog twijfelt welke plug u precies nodig heeft. De eerste vraag die u zichzelf moet stellen, is voor welke motor of machine u een olie aftapplug nodig heeft en wat u verwacht dat de olie aftapplug precies doet. We verkopen immers verschillende modellen, elk met eigen specificaties.

De juiste olie aftapplug voor u

Wij hebben verschillende olie aftappluggen in ons assortiment. Zo is er de Standard olie aftapplug; ons basismodel waarmee het allemaal begon. Bent u eerder op zoek naar een olie aftapplug waarmee u ook olie kunt aftappen in krappe ruimtes, zoals bij een bus met een lage wegligging? Bekijk dan onze Compact olie aftappluggen; dit zijn de kleinste varianten die we aanbieden. Is uw belangrijkste doel om heel snel olie af te tappen? Dan raden we u onze Click Drain en Quick drain plugs aan. U kunt deze plugs combineren met een van onze Mobile Service Units, dan is uw olie in een oogwenk afgetapt. Wilt u snel grote hoeveelheden olie aftappen? Dan is de XL olie aftapplug wat voor u. 

Bovendien maakt onze website het maken van een keuze heel gemakkelijk. Zo kunt u filteren op het merk van de motor, het model, het jaar en de motor, waarna onze site u naar een passende olie aftapplug leidt. Bij elke variant van onze pluggen kunt u ook de dikte in mm zien, de lengte in mm, de schroeflengte onder de kop in mm en de binnendiameter in mm. Zo is het heel duidelijk welke grootte u aanschaft.

De correcte torque sleutel gebruiken

Hét grote voordeel van Femco® olie aftappluggen gebruiken, is uiteraard het feit dat u behalve bij de installatie, nooit een sleutel of schroef nodig hebt om olie af te tappen. Zo hoeft u zich nooit zorgen te maken over het feit dat u niet de correcte sleutel bij de hand hebt. Olie aftappluggen proberen los te draaien met een verkeerde sleutel, kan immers leiden tot gebroken pluggen of beschadigingen aan het carter en de schroefdraad. Dit wilt u uiteraard niet! Als u olie wilt aftappen, dan schroeft u makkelijk het Femco® aftapstuk op; dit kan gewoon met de hand gedaan worden. Bij het installeren van een Femco® olie aftapplug heeft u wel een sleutel nodig, namelijk een torque sleutel. Kijk goed naar de afmetingen van de door u gekozen olie aftapplug en of u een torque sleutel hebt die daarbij past. Draai de olie aftapplug goed vast, zonder deze té strak aan te draaien. Zo heeft u in één-twee-drie uw olie aftapplug geïnstalleerd!