Graco Inc.

New EMEA Mine Installation of a Matrix 3 System



For their installation, Mantrac Ghana requested high flow Graco equipment to keep the dispensing times to a minimum in a quest for increased operational effectiveness.
Mantrac Ghana also wanted to have an installed system which allowed them to better control and manage their oil and anti-freeze inventories, add accountability to the use of these fluids and reduce costly shrinkage.


The fluid dispensing and management system installed at Mantrac Ghana includes the Graco Fireball™ 425 3:1 pneumatic pumps & Graco XD hose reels. These were specified due to the high filling rates required for 4 oil grades: hydraulic oil, gear oil, 2 x engine oils & coolant. The new Matrix™ 3 fluid management system was also installed in conjunction with the system.


Due to the successful installation and subsequent great performance of the Matrix™ fluid management system, Mantrac will now additionally increase the scope of their Matrix 3 system. This will be achieved by adding 4 more dispense points to a current skid-mounted maintenance unit located in an attached building area and which is approximately 100 meters away from the current installation. The same Matrix 3 transceiver will be used for the addition, while 4 additional Matrix meters, PACs and TLMs will be installed into the skid-mounted oil dispensing system.

Mr Stephen Phyffer, Service Engineer of Mantrac Ghana, was impressed with the ease of installation & software setup, coupled with the functionality of being able to accurately measure the usage of each type of oil & coolant dispensed by each mechanic/technician.

Mr. Stephen advises “Excellent system and easy to use. Installation not difficult as well and everything are properly explain in the brochures. We are running the system close to 2 months now and we can see a reduction in our lube issuing comparing to the old system that we had used before. This system will pay for itself, depending of the size of the business, in 1 year. I would recommend this system to every business man who wants to save on his lube bill”.


Mantrac (Caterpillar dealership)
workshop at the Newmont Ahafo gold mine in Ghana

Industry Market Sector:
Mantrac Ghana has service & maintenance contracts with the Newmont Ahafo mine for their mining vehicles, including 32 CAT 785 c haulage trucks, 5 CAT 992 G front end loaders and various other Caterpillar machinery.

Oil and Anti-Freeze
Dispensing System

Graco Equipment:

  • Fireball 425 3:1
  • XD Hose Reels
  • Matrix 3 Premier

Distributor Details:
Hyspec Ghana Limited
Plot 17, 30 Reach Road
X Takoradi