LUBRICATION - GENERAL SUGGESTIONS
Proper Lubrication helps obtain top equipment performance and minimum down-time from worn out bearings. Make it a
daily practice. Be sure to comply with all lubrication instructions on the following Lubrication Chart. Do not neglect any
area or details.
TOO MUCH GREASE:
Too Much Grease pumped into bearing housings can overheat bearings and reduce their service life.
TOO MUCH LUBRICANT PRESSURE
The use of too much pressure when lubricating a sealed bearing can blow-out the soft seal ring. Once the seal is blown,
the bearing has no grease retention ability and no protection against the entry of dirt into the race area. Rapid failure
When using a hand operated grease gun, stop pumping as soon as the easy stroking begins to change to a hard pumping
requirement. When using a pressurized grease system, develop a "feel" for the correct pressure of gun against fitting for
automatic pressure relief in case the bearing becomes filled.
SELECTION OF LUWRICANTS:
Texaco Lubricants are recommended on the lubrication chart following. Use only recommended lubricants.
Cleanness when lubricating is vital! The grit which is always present around grease fittings and oil reserves can destroy a
good bearing surface rapidly if it is forced inside with the lubricant.
When using a grease gun, wipe the nozzle clean before use.
Wipe grease fittings absolutely clean before each application or keep them covered with the special plastic Lubricaps
which are on each paver fitting when it leaves the factory. Keep lubricaps clean while they are off the fittings.
Leave an excess of grease on each fitting. Don't wipe it off until the next greasing. It protects the fitting.
Use grease gun with cartridge type supply unit for positive elimination of dirt and abrasive particles in the new grease.
Plastic Lubricap for Bearing Grease Fittings
COLOR CODED Lubricaps
Lubricaps can be installed on all fittings to keep the area around the grease fittings free from dirt and dust. This
Neoprene cap is easily removed and replaced. These inexpensive Lubricaps are available in quantities and can be
ordered for placement on equipment in the field. Lubricaps are available in colors, to the customer can establish a
coding system fir different types and time intervals of lubrication. Grease guns and lubricant containers with matching
color coding make correct lubricating routines easier.
Correct lubrication practices and continued use of the Lubricaps will insure the customer a longer bearing life, as
well as eliminate many hours of unnecessary down time. It is important that the lubrication requirements be thoroughly
understood and followed. SCHOOL YOUR LUBRICATION MAN .