Heavy Equipment Solutions
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A fast-growing market, off-road applications, including wheel loaders, dump trucks and more, require Graco Auto Lubrication to ensure they operate consistently onsite with less maintenance and fewer repairs.
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...
How Often to Grease a Semi Truck?
Greasing a semi truck and semi trailer depends less on frequency and more on consistency. Even with properly timed intervals, poor greasing practices and human error can result in over- and under-greasing, causing premature wear on critical components of a tractor trailer.
Identifying Chassis Grease Points on Class 5-8 Trucks
Understand locations of specific chassis grease points on Class 5-8 trucks, helping you service in the field, and spec autolube installs.
Diagnosing a Worn Kingpin
How to properly conduct a kingpin wear inspection.
Understanding the Basics of Automatic Lubrication Systems
Discover what components make up an automatic lubrication system.
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.
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.
A Lubrication System for Cranes in Harsh Weather
A large crane manufacturer based in Finland serves a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. They have been using Graco’s Trabon automatic lubrication systems for over 20 years, but more recently started using them for an STS containe...
Top OEMs Choose Graco Auto Lube Systems
Graco’s automatic lubrication system has been designed for Komatsu’s wide range of equipment to reduce maintenance needs, increase production and extend the life of the machine by automatically applying the right amount of lubrication to each lube point.
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.
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.
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.
How Auto Lube Increases Efficiencies at an Aggregate Plant
Built with durability to withstand a tough industry, the auto lube system installed at a Minnesota aggregate plant ensures that their machine continues to produce quality aggregates, reduces downtime by minimizing risks of over- or under-greasing and reduces safety risks.
5 Risks of Manual Lubrication
Historically, a technician with a grease gun has tediously lubricated the key parts of a machine for preventive maintenance. This manual process is considered sufficient by many operators, manufacturers and owners. Because it’s been the only way they’ve performed lubrication tasks, they’re likely un...
Snow Plow Keeps Moving With Graco Grease Jockey
A city in Minnesota uses auto lubrication for even the most extreme road conditions.
Choosing The Right Grease For Fleet Truck Chassis And Components
Learn about the differences in grease types for use on your fleet vehicle.
5 Reasons Why You Need Automatic Lubrication
Protect your equipment and your employees by utilizing automatic lubrication to grease critical lube points.
Auto Lube Results in Increased Customer Satisfaction
Refuse Truck Manufacturer Finds Success with a G3 Auto Lube System.
Why Auto Lube Distributor Partners With Graco
Auto-Lube Services, Inc. of Loganville, Georgia, partners with Graco to provide automatic lubrication systems to construction customers across the southeast United States. See how Graco and this auto lube distributor work together to provide some of the most reliable auto lube systems in the market....
Achieve Centralized Lubrication Without Automatic Lubrication
Simultaneous lubrication from a single grease fitting
Refuse Fleet Chooses Graco To Solve Issues With High Component Wear
On a limited budget, Graco automatic lubrication helps customers reduce component failures.
How Auto Lube Improves Productivity and Safety at Aggregate Quarry
Lehigh Hanson, the #1 business in the world for aggregate, #2 for concrete and #3 for cement, relies on Graco automatic lubrication on their Caterpillar 990 pit loader. Learn how Graco’s auto lube system is helping them keep their operation running.
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™...
Auto Greaser Keeps Farm Skid Steer Loader in Service
Skid steer maintenance is a must, and this is where automatic lubrication shows its value. Dairy Farm owner-operator explains how.
Will an Automatic Grease System Work on My Vehicle?
No matter what shape, size or capacity, automatic lubrication will work for your commercial vehicle.
Cement Supplier Turns More Profit and Less Downtime with Automatic Lubrication
Expensive bearing failures eliminated with automatic lubrication.
Effects of Lubricant Contamination
Discover how to avoid lubrication contamination from causing a major disruption in your operation.
Simplify Lubrication with Automatic Grease Systems
Make manual lubrication a thing of the past with an on-vehicle automatic lubrication system.
Keep Your Fleet On The Road - And Out Of The Shop
No matter shape, size or capacity, automatic lubrication will work for your commercial vehicle.
Proper Trailer Lubrication is Important
Automatically lubricate not only your tractor, but your trailer too.
Dealing with Unplanned Maintenance Costs
One approach to dealing with annoying, unplanned maintenance costs.
Graco's G3 System Cuts Grease Usage in Half for Oxford Recycling
“It’s not uncommon for us to have 1,000 trucks a day crossing our gates. So, during that heavy load, it’s critical we have good lubrication.” Kent, who has been with the company since 1984, outlined two major problems he observed with their manual lubrication process.