But what if those pins and bushings could last longer?
They can, if you’re using the right grease on those articulation and oscillation joints.
Here are a couple things to look for:
- Improved water washout protection. The water used to clean, service and operate mobile equipment like LHDs also washes away the grease on your pins and bushings. That’s why you want to make sure your grease contains ingredients like high-quality mineral oil and a special Calcium soap thickener. Those ingredients help protect the grease from being as easily washed away.
- Antiwear and extreme-pressure additives. The pins on LHDs endure metal-to-metal friction when scooping, hauling and dumping. Solid Additives – like the solid lubricants 1% Graphite and 5% Molybdenum Disulfide, and Extreme Pressure Additives – offer excellent wear protection.
Extending the life of your equipment is important. That’s why Klüberplex EM 91-152 contains high-quality mineral oil and Calcium soap thickener for water-washout protection AND solid additives to increase wear protection.
We compared the Klüberplex EM 91-152 against a competitor’s premium product on an identical machine over 12 months. The machine using the competitor’s product needed an Oscillation kit replaced four times -- one every 3 months. But the machine using Klüberplex EM 91-152 just needed three replacements -- one every 4 months. That meant a cost savings of about 25 percent.
So, the right product means: extended service life, reduced maintenance costs AND more production. And fewer frustrations.
Contact Justin Koozer, our industry expert to see how Klüberplex EM 91-152 can save your company time and money.