Beyond the engine

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[SPONSORED CONTENT] Gulf Western’s ground-breaking Severe-Duty Diesel Engine Oil – Top Dog Indestructable 15W-40 CK-4, and the innovation behind its Indestructable additive package are well known, but lubrication requirements don’t start and finish with your engine.

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There are many other areas requiring protection via innovative lubrication to complete the entire vehicle package, including the systems within the vehicle itself and the heavy load bearing ancillaries that are connected to it.

Grease is often a forgotten hero when it comes to machinery and transport, and the unforeseen absence of this miracle lubricant in a busy working environment is one of the most common causes of equipment damage and failure, either through lack of maintenance or automatic lubrication system related malfunction.

Loads carried by componentry requiring grease for lubrication can be extreme, and all it takes is a brief period of time without protection to shorten its lifespan dramatically, or even worse, cause complete and immediate failure, right when you don’t want it to happen. Failure that causes downtime, hefty repair costs and worst of all, a loss of income.

Gulf Western Oil takes great pride in their grease range with a vast amount of high quality products on offer to suit just about any application, but two specifically suited to the transport industry is their Truck and Farm Grease and Super Blue Grease.

Gulf Western Truck & Farm Grease is a very high-quality extreme duty application tacky lithium complex grease. It’s suited to nearly all heavy-duty greasing applications for agriculture, trucking, automotive, marine, industrial and earthmoving applications.

It’s formulated with a high base oil viscosity that offers excellent water washout and weld load properties, as well as containing a combination of polybutene base stocks combined with lithium complex thickener, extreme pressure additives and effective rust, oxidation and corrosion inhibitors.

Truck & Farm Grease resists water washout and ‘squeeze out’ from surfaces requiring lubrication under high load conditions. It has been specially formulated to include a shear stable tackiness agent, which unlike other conventional lithium complex greases have this extra tenacity for stay put lubrication because of this added adhesive characteristic. It is also suited in very demanding applications including high loads, high temperatures, high shock loads, dusty and wet environments. It is also suitable for bearings, gears, couplings, turntables, pins, hammers, etc.

Gulf Western Super Blue Grease on the other hand is a superior multi-purpose grease possessing excellent lubrication characteristics for a wide range of anti-friction and plain bearings, gears and couplings in automotive, marine, agricultural and industrial application.

The extreme pressure and anti-wear properties enable the grease to give long service life under high loading and shock loading conditions from low temperature to very high-temperature environments. These special characteristics of shear stability, combined with the inclusion of effective rust, oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, plus tackiness adhesive additives, ensure this grease is the preferred recommendation for ‘sealed for life’ anti-friction bearings.

It’s the prime recommendation for use in applications where high thermal resistance is required too. These applications include industrial, automotive, earthmoving and marine applications such as wheel bearings, chassis, boat trailer wheel bearings and other applications requiring grease lubrication.

For more information see www.gulfwestern.com.au , call 1800 248 919 or see them on YouTube and Facebook.

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