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The Basics

How to Choose the Right Off-Road Auto Lube System

Each type of heavy equipment has different component specifications that are required to make up an auto lube system that will properly supply the correct amounts of lubricant to each lube point at the correct time intervals. Learn about these specifications and components...

Success Stories

Aggregate Quarry Gains Control of Auto Lube System

Wheel loaders and other heavy yellow iron equipment are operating 14 to 16 hours a day at a Hanson Aggregates company. Knowing what’s going on with the maintenance of each machine is critical to keeping them running optimally throughout the day. Learn how Hanson Aggregates took advantage of the GLC™...

How To

Diagnosing a Worn Kingpin

How to properly conduct a kingpin wear inspection.

The Basics

Understanding the Basics of Automatic Lubrication Systems

Discover what components make up an automatic lubrication system.

The Basics

Lubrication Contamination and the Effect on Pin Bushings

When excessive contamination builds up between a pin and bushing surface the rotation of the pin and the pressure load begins to dig contamination into the bronze bushing. Over time this contamination builds up and begins to restrict the movement of the pin by increasing friction.

Equipment Selection

Don’t Let Grease Guns Get In the Way of Improving Your Productivity

On the surface, manual grease guns and tubes of moly or synthetic grease may seem like a cost-effective solution for equipment lubrication, but you must factor in some important considerations when deciding what’s right for you.

The Basics

Moly Grease vs. Lithium: What’s the Big Deal?

Moly is used because it sticks to other materials and helps protect bearings that are not lubricated consistently. With automatic lubrication, there may not be the same need for Moly because every bearing will receive the grease it requires to keep it lubricated and purged of contaminants.

The Basics

Selecting the Proper Grease for a Given Climate

In colder climates it is important to select a grease that will not freeze at the lowest temperature to which it will be exposed. In warmer climates, attention must be given to how a grease performs at higher temperatures.

Maintenance

Recognizing Clogged Grease Zerks

When maintenance personnel or the operator is tasked with lubricating equipment, it’s possible they may encounter grease zerks that refuse to accept lubricant. This article aims to help identify common causes of clogged grease zerks.

The Basics

4 Reasons You Need Fluid Control

An effective fluid control system dispenses only precise, pre-authorized volumes to create efficiencies for your entire shop operation. Here are the top 4 reasons why you need fluid control:

Equipment Selection

Why Pulse FC?

We’ve taken fluid control from an old, clunky box hidden underneath counters in the back office, and put the controls into the hands of technicians, parts managers and shop owners. Literally.

Equipment Selection

13 Reasons to Upgrade from Traditional Fluid Control

Pulse FC strays away from tradition and creates a new architecture for controlling fluids. These 13 reasons suggest why you should upgrade from traditional fluid control to Pulse FC fluid control:

Equipment Selection

5 Reasons Why You Need Automatic Lubrication

Protect your equipment and your employees by utilizing automatic lubrication to grease critical lube points.

Success Stories

Recycling and Energy Center Relies on 1956 Fire-Ball Grease Pump

Recycling & Energy center relies on a 1956 Fire-Ball for their portable greasing unit to maintain all of their rolling stock, conveyors, bearings and everything else needing grease. Learn more about the reliability this pump has provided this center for many years.

Success Stories

1956 Fire-Ball Pump Unearthed

In 1955, Graco introduced its first Fire-Ball Air-Powered Oil and Grease Pump. Since then, the Graco Fire-Ball pump has built a strong name for itself as the most reliable oil and grease pump in the industry.

Maintenance

The Importance of Waste Oil Management

Discover best practices for managing used oil.

Business

Fluid Management – An Easy Return on Investment

Bulk storage of lubrication fluids makes sense for fleets to reduce downtime and improve profitability. Learn about some hidden costs.

Maintenance

Effects of Lubricant Contamination

Discover how to avoid lubrication contamination from causing a major disruption in your operation.

Equipment Selection

Simplify Lubrication with Automatic Grease Systems

Make manual lubrication a thing of the past with an on-vehicle automatic lubrication system.

Equipment Selection

Proper Trailer Lubrication is Important

Automatically lubricate not only your tractor, but your trailer too.

Automation

Converting Existing Service Facilities to Fluid Management

Identifying misconceptions and planning the conversion for a fluid management system.

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