Industrial gearboxes are expected to perform under conditions of high heat and heavy loads; and in environments often contaminated with dirt, process debris and water. Without adequate protection, gears will wear prematurely. You’ll have to replace parts more frequently, change oil more frequently, and worst of all, you’ll experience equipment downtime. To combat difficult conditions, LE offers an array of lubricants specially formulated for enclosed industrial gearbox applications.
Gear Oil 80W-90
Gear Oil 80W-90 is a premium mineral automotive gear oil manufactured with modern extreme pressure additives and friction modifiers, meeting the requirements of API GL-5/6 and MT-1, as well as many other manufacturer specifications. It contains the correct dosage of limslip additive eliminating the need for a additional product when used in limited slip differentials. Coloured Blue for easy identification.
EP 90 is a premium gear lubricant possessing enhanced synchronizer compatibility and providing increased transmission protection. Castrol EP 90 is recommended for transmissions of passenger cars, trucks, farm tractors, and earthmoving equipment where an SAE 90 API GL-4 performance is specified. It may also be used in certain axles where an oil of this quality is recommended.
Three Essential Attributes When Selecting Gear Oil
Gear oil is made up of two critical components: base oil and additives. Additives impart desirable properties and suppress undesirable ones. The additive package is the backbone of the lubricant’s performance, and a strong backbone will provide the performance and protection you need. When selecting gear oil, there are three essential attributes to consider: