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Don't Overlook Greased Components
Equipment Is Properly Greased Can Extend Equipment Life and
Technical Product Manager,
How many of you
who own a grease gun know how old the grease is inside the
gun? I bet most people answered, "I'm not quite sure."
Outside the heavy-duty and off-road industries, applications
requiring grease are among the most overlooked when it comes
to maintenance. That's partly because many equipment manufacturers
are designing sealed-for-life components that require no additional
lubrication. Nonetheless, there are applications that still
require us to get out the old grease gun.
So, after first
Checking your owner's manual to see what needs greasing, your
next question is probably, "What grease should I use?"
This is a great question because there are lots of different
greases on the market. Just like motor oil, grease can be
chosen based on the intended application. Applications that
operate in or near water or are frequently subjected to moisture,
like boat trailers or ATVs, need a grease with exceptional
corrosion protection that stays in place to keep out moisture.
These greases are likely termed "water-resistant"
or something similar, like AMSOIL Synthetic Water-Resistant
Grease (GWR). Heavily loaded applications, like dozers or
tractors, need grease to prevent wear and corrosion, seal
out contaminants and resist impact. Heavy-duty applications
require grease with superior adhesive qualities that will
stay in place during demanding service. Such products are
likely labeled "heavy-duty" or "off-road,"
similar to AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease (GPOR).
If you work with heavy-duty equipment, you know the importance
of high-quality grease.
two application examples might seem obvious, there are hundreds
of others that can make people wonder if they are using the
right grease. Oftentimes the equipment manufacturer will recommend
a particular grease by providing the preferred NLGI grade
and thickener system. This can be essential information for
selecting the appropriate grease. The NLGI grade is a standard
for grease consistency, or hardness. This nine-number scale
runs from #000 to #6, with #000 being the thinnest, almost
semi-fluid product, and #6 being very solid. By volume, most
greases tend to be in the NLGI #0 to #3 range. There are several
options because greases are purpose-built for specific performance.
and maintenance of grease-lubricated parts is essential to
equipment performance and longevity. Grease-lubricated parts
generally fail for one of the following four reasons:
1. The wrong type
of grease was used. To ensure you are choosing the proper
grease, be sure you understand specifics of the equipment,
its operating environment and the loads or speeds the equipment
2. The new grease
is incompatible with the old grease. This typically results
in excessive softening caused by the interaction of different
thickening systems. This is normally identified by grease
dripping or running out of the application. The safest strategy
is to not mix greases, although there are published charts
indicating which grease thickening systems are compatible.
3. The greased
component was contaminated. This can happen in the pre-greasing
stage from using a dirty grease-gun tip, not cleaning zerk
fittings or using open containers of grease. Grease can also
become contaminated from the introduction of water, dirt or
chemicals into the lubricant while in the application.
4. Too much or
too little grease was applied. Failing to maintain grease-related
parts with adequate amounts of the correct lubricant can result
in component problems, equipment downtime and costly repairs.
The lack of grease can cause failure, but too much grease
is often the primary cause of failure because the excess grease
causes high temperatures, which in turn oxidizes the lubricant.
Grease life is
affected by heat, mechanical stress and environmental conditions.
As greases age, they tend to become dry and brittle and lose
their fluid characteristics. Grease should be examined after
as little as one year in storage to ensure the base oil has
not significantly separated and that the grease has the proper
consistency. Now, if you answered, "I'm not quite sure"
to my first question, it’s probably time to change out
the grease in that gun. Published, AMSOIL Magazine 06/13.
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
here for more information
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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