Prevention keeps construction equipment running

From bulldozers, dump trucks and draglines to scrapers and shovels, all construction equipment is subject to harsh conditions. Exposure to extreme cold or heat, moisture, dust and dirt can hurt lubricant performance and lead to premature equipment failure. Lubrication Engineers comprehensive lubrication reliability program focusing on prevention can help eliminate downtime and reduce operating costs by ensuring that you use the right lubricant for each piece of equipment and that you keep the lubricant contaminant-free.

Heavy-duty work calls for heavy-duty lubricant

Lubricants are not all made the same. In heavy-duty industrial applications such as those found on construction sites, a high-performance lubricant can have a significant impact on operational success. Heavy-duty equipment used in the construction of streets, highways, bridges and buildings is subject to extreme environmental conditions. Whether it is a cold, foggy morning or a hot, dry, dusty afternoon, these conditions will affect the performance of the lubricant. LE’s lubrication reliability program focuses on keeping the lubricant clean and dry to protect the equipment as well as the lubricant itself. Common lubricant suffering points for construction operations include:

Bearing failures – Greases that are subject to heat can melt and run out of bearings. Greases that do not form a good seal can let in contaminants. LE has greases that are extremely tacky and nearly impervious to water washout, and can handle heavy loads with ease. LE also offers automatic lubrication systems for making sure grease is applied in the right place at the right time in the right quantity.

Engine oil – If you are looking for longer oil life while still protecting your engine from the demands of the workload, LE can help you safely extend oil drain intervals with our superior, long-lasting engine oils and LEAP oil analysis.

Diesel fuel – Water can get into the fuel of diesel equipment kept outside, causing a loss of power. Injectors get dirty from the buildup of soot. In addition, environmental issues have led to the use of lower performance diesel fuel in on-road and off-road mobile equipment. LE has diesel fuel improvers that address these problems. They can clean up your fuel pumps, injectors and combustion chambers, thereby helping you regain fuel economy, reduce emissions and lower the overall cost per mile or hours of operation.

Wire rope – Do your wire ropes, cables and draglines become rusted, corroded or frayed? You can protect your wire rope and cable from high stress loading, shock loading, jerking and heavy loads with LE’s full line of penetrating and coating wire rope lubricants. Whether you want lubricant to penetrate to the core or to coat and seal, LE has a full range of protective lubricant solutions, including wire rope lubricant applicators to reduce labor costs and ensure safe, reliable operation.

LE offers full-service support at construction sites

In addition to onsite equipment assessment, consultation and service, LE provides the following customization and value-added options:

  • Program design, implementation and support
  • Oil analysis program featuring expert interpretation
  • Lubrication education and training

LE is happy to offer industrial lubricant and reliability recommendations for a variety of construction applications, and to provide product-specific data on all of our items to help you make the right decision. To learn more about our greases, gear oils, compressor oils, hydraulic oils, engine oils and diesel fuel improvers, please contact LE today.

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