Technology Dec 01, 2013 Specialised Fluids Specialised fluids minimise repairs and maintenance and maximise performance and equipment life. Today´s earthmovers are big beasts. Typical mining equipment can generate 650 HP and boast a lifting capacity of 90,000 pounds (41 tonne). During the last 25 years or so, the performance and sophistication of off-highway machinery has increased dramatically. There have been increases in power, power density and torque with each successive model.