As you know, the process of greasing heavy equipment has an extensive list of requirements. Road trucks, on the other hand, don't have the same requirements with their lubrication process, but that process is still a serious job. Road trucks, or semis, drive about 50,000 miles in a given year, although some experts claim up to 100,000 miles. As you could imagine, with anything that must operate for tens of thousands of miles annually, proper lubrication and maintenance are vital to keeping operations running efficiently.
In an effort to conserve needed budget dollars, many users and operators are tempted to lubricate their semis with the most inexpensive options out there. While this appears to be the right decision in the short term; over time, this decision will prove to be the most costly route of them all. If conserving budget dollars is your goal, then investing in a greasing system up front will help to get you your money's worth out of your fleet of trucks. An automatic system may seem pricey at first glance; however, just think about how much you have to pay out of pocket when one of your trucks breaks down. As you could imagine, the benefits of automatic greasing become more and more clear as time goes on.
With semis, as with most machinery, the quality and type of grease can make a big difference when it comes to performance and longevity. Every road truck includes a maintenance manual, and you should always consult the manual when determining the right grease for your truck(s). Grease is not a good place to skimp on quality, especially with a static lubrication process. By implementing dynamic lubrication, the lubrication is more thorough thanks to the in-motion process. However, having dynamic lubrication does not mean you should buy the cheapest grease in the store. There's no good in reaching a greater number of grease points if the grease being used doesn't stop friction for occurring.
Automatic lubrication systems pay for themselves over time by making sure that lubrication is done right, which keeps your truck out of the shop. Here at Mountain Regional Equipment Solutions, we love explaining the advantages of automatic greasing so we can show you how they can benefit you and your business. Get your money's worth out of your trucks, and let us know if we can help.