Haulage is an industry which runs 24/7 365 days a year and is dependent on this proper operation of high speed components.Extreme temperatures, wet, dirt and dust must be contended with using products which provide optimum protection and reliability between service intervals.
Haulage vehicles are subjected to ever changing working environments – including extremes of temperature, dust & dirt, chemicals (road salt, wash-down etc), shock loading and extremely heavy pressure. These conditions demand a unique range of lubrication solutions to provide optimum protection for parts including king-pins, 5th wheel plates, suspension, wheel bearings, curtain slides and many more. It is essential that the lubrication needs for these varied components are met with a range of products designed to excel in every one of these demanding applications.
In particular, because of the critical role they play in wheel rotation, as well as the attachment of wheels to the vehicle, the structural integrity of wheel bearings is of huge importance to the safe operation of any vehicle. Bearing lubricants can help bearings endure different loads and act as a stabilising agent for bearing structures. The effectiveness of lubricants differs depending on whether grease, oil, or synthetic lubricants are used. End users rely on bearing lubricants to help reinforce the overall functionality and reliability of bearings.
The correct choice of Lubrication is one of the most important factors impacting the operation and longevity of wheel bearings, which is why it is so important to ensure the correct lubricant is specified and applied. Without effective lubrication, the potential for breakdowns increases dramatically.
As there is no “one size fits all” solution for the haulage industry, it is of huge importance that operators can call upon a lubricants supplier with not only a wide range of products capable of meeting and exceeding the demands of these applications, but one that can offer expert advice and recommendations to ensure the right product is selected for every critical point on each vehicle.