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Commercial Lubricants for Trucks
August 20, 2021
Equipment performance is critical to fleets and industrial equipment, so don’t sacrifice when it comes to commercial lubricants, greases and oils. Diesel engines and heavy-duty equipment can take wear and tear, but maintaining their upkeep is essential to their longevity. Lubricants are an integral part of realizing your equipment’s full performance and total lifespan.
Lubricant, Grease, and Oil
Industrial lubricants, greases, and oils help ensure that your machinery will continue to function safely and efficiently, even through seasonal changes. Extreme weather conditions can take a toll on your equipment and fuel economy. Protecting your fleet with preventative maintenance can reduce on-road emergencies and frequent, costly repairs. Long lubricant, grease, and oil life means you’re able to continue performing at a high level even when inclement weather hits and you can stay productive and profitable. Lubricant viscosity is the single most important technical performance property.
Temperature greatly impacts the flow of the lubricant. During extreme cold weather you want increased oil flow to critical bearing surfaces at start up. Additionally, you need sludge prevention in stop-and-go service. Sludge formation can render the lubricant ineffective by increasing friction. Viscosity increases and lubricant thickens in cold weather making it harder for the lubricant to properly work. High temperature operation requires protection against engine wear because viscosity decreases and thins the lubricant. Commercial lubricants have a viscosity index (VI) that allows users to understand the viscosity state at varying temperatures.
If your team is trying to identify the right commercial lubricant, grease, or oil for your use, Jubitz Fleet Services offers a free operation audit to analyze the best product for your application whether it be in construction, logging, marine, or railroad. Get products delivered in the greater Portland area or pick them up at our Vancouver warehouse. The Jubitz Truck Service Center can also assist with truck lubricant needs, maintenance and service.
Are you looking for high-performance commercial lubricants, greases, and oils that are also biodegradable and sustainable? Renewable Lubricants offers a petroleum replacement solution. Renewable Lubricants is North America’s first environmentally friendly bio-synthetic lubricant manufacturer.
If you want more information about temperature and lubricant viscosity, check out this article from Shell.