There was a big haulage firm, who had that same view, back in the 90s apparently. Would never service the trucks, just do the bare minimum to keep them on the road and legal.
Like you say, to the average person, you’d never dream of such a thing, risking the assets you’ve worked so hard to obtain. But when machines are literally numbers on a spreadsheet, and the person looking at those numbers has no connection with them, then the savings can be considerable.
The oil in this is very clean. No milky like some of my other machines[/QUOTE] I hope you're talking hydraulic and not sump Dylan .... milky is usually water contamination in the hydraulic system, most likely from condensation, or water ingress in the reservoir