AMSOIL Raises the Bar for Grease Technology
October 13th, 2009:
New AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease Brings New Technology to Market
AMSOIL has developed a new line of heavy-duty greases designed to excel in the extreme environments faced in heavy-duty off-road equipment. New AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease (GPOR1, GPOR2) combines an over based calcium-sulfonate complex thickener and a proprietary synthetic polymeric system to provide outstanding performance in heavy-duty off-road applications.
Unique Polymeric Chemistry
AMSOIL developed an exclusive synthetic polymeric system custom-built to provide performance benefits specific to off-road equipment. This synthetic technology helps give AMSOIL Synthetic Off-Road Grease tenacious cling ability and maximum pound-out resistance over extended service intervals, even in wet environments.
Extreme Impact Resistance
Greased components in heavy equipment are subjected to serious abuse. For example, when the operator of a front-end loader slams the machine's bucket up and down to shake free any remaining debris, all the strain of that action is placed on the grease. Virtually all heavy-duty off-road equipment operates under similar heavy-load conditions. The extreme impact created in this environment forces all of that heavy load (pressure) onto places where the equipment pivots, relying on the grease to prevent metal-to-metal contact. Lesser-quality greases cannot withstand the load and are pounded out of the impact area. When pound-out occurs, heavily-loaded components are left un-lubricated, which can result in metal-to-metal contact and extreme amounts of wear. In addition, one of the grease's main functions is to act as a seal around the perimeter of the greased component, preventing water, dirt and other contaminants from entering the component and increasing wear. Pound-out leaves equipment vulnerable to potentially devastating amounts of contaminants.
AMSOIL Off-Road Grease's exclusive synthetic polymeric technology provides exceptional adhesion (ability to cling to itself) properties. It is engineered to resist pound-out better than other greases in heavy-load-bearing, extreme pressure applications and stay in place longer, providing outstanding lubrication over extended service intervals and reducing the detrimental effects of messed greased points.
Calcium - Sulfonate Complex Thickener
AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease features a calcium-sulfonate complex thickener for enhanced extreme-pressure performance. Its inherent extreme-pressure benefits deliver excellent impact resistance.
Moly-Fortified, Meets CAT Requirements
AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease is 5% moly-fortified and meets Caterpillar's requirement for pin and busing applications. Its high Timken OK load and excellent four-ball wear and four-ball weld test results are proof of its exceptional load-bearing capacity.
Excellent Water Washout Resistance
Greased components on heavy equipment are frequently exposed to wet conditions. AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease resists water washout to maintain the external seal on greased components and help prevent water and other contaminants from entering wear-prone areas.
Extended Service Life
AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease provides serious severe-duty performance over extended service intervals. Field testing has shown that AMSOIL Off-Road Grease can extend lubrication intervals by 50% over competitive products, reducing re-greasing frequency and associated labor costs. AMSOIL Off-Road Grease maximizes equipment uptime and reduces total grease usage.
AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease resists pound-out and significantly reduces the amount of grease ejected during repetitive pounding action. In fact, AMSOIL Off-Road Grease reduced consumption by as much as 50% over competitive greases tested. Its superior pound-out resistance combined with extended service intervals and superior protection result in reduced lubricant, labor and equipment-replacement costs. A typical off-road application will consume one cartridge of grease per greasing. When compared to Caterpillar Ultra 5 Moly Grease, AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road grease provides an annual savings of $671 per machine. Based on price and service life, use of AMSOIL Off-Road Grease can save a business operating a fleet of five pieces of equipment $3,355 annually; a fleet of 25 saves $16,775 annually. Additional savings are realized through longer equipment life and reduced maintenance costs. Off-road bearings, bushings, pins and other components can have a total replacement cost of as much as $24,000. Maximizing the life of equipment components is high-priority for maintenance managers and equipment owners.
AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease is ideal for heavy-duty, heavy-load-bearing applications operating in adverse conditions, including power shovels, drag lines, wheel and track loaders, excavators, bulldozers, skid steers and other heavy-duty equipment. It excels at protecting heavily-loaded points such as pivot pins, king pins, bucket pins and bushings.
AMSOIL Off-Road Grease is compatible or borderline compatible with most other greases on the market. It is not compatible with greases formulated with calcium complex, conventional polyurea and clay (non-soap) thickeners.
Written By: AMSOIL Service Line
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