On-Road Commercial Vehicles
On Road Commercial Vehicles need lubrication as much as possible. They are the lifeline of the country, the Semi-Trucks, the Busses, Delivery Vehicles, Cars, Taxies, Street sweepers, Snowplows, Garbage Trucks, and any vehicle that you see on the road today.
Automatic Greasing Systems are key to maintaining and running a fleet of vehicles using the correct lubrication. This requires more than a mechanic lubricating with a manual grease gun when the vehicle comes in for its maintenance. Manual lubrication leads to under – or – over lubrication both are equally harmful.
“The effects of under-lubrication are well known, increased component wear, premature failure, higher energy usage, and increased operating and maintenance costs,” says Charles Hartl, Industrial Lubrication Sales manager at Graco’s Lubrication Equipment Division. “But the effects of over-lubrication are just as harmful. It wastes lubricant, leads to excess heat buildup, puts stress on lube points, and increases downtime. The solution is obvious: optimal lubrication.”
Using an Automated Lubrication System is guaranteed to improve overall fleet efficiency because it has three main effects. It increases vehicle uptime and profitability, ensuring that a fleet stays on the road making money instead of spending time in the maintenance facility losing money. It also cuts down on unplanned component failure and repair time.
Proper lubrication extends the lifetime of a vehicle and its components. Equipment runs smoother and lasts longer when properly and frequently lubricated. Automatic lubrication also eliminates a mechanic’s “best guess” as to the amount of lubrication necessary and ensures that every lube point is lubricated.
It saves time and lowers operating costs. Eliminating manual greasing reduces shop maintenance hours, avoids chassis lube scheduling hassles, and reduces replacement parts and labor costs. “All of these benefits convert to one big one: improved fleet efficiency, ensuring that trucks or buses are kept available for use 24/7,” adds Hartl.