Is your tractor running at peak efficiency? If you’re not using the correct OEM grease, it might not be.
When it comes to maximizing productivity, proper lubrication is crucial. Your machines work hard throughout the entire growing season, which results in a lot of long, hard hours in the field for your equipment. Grease helps protect again wear and tear, especially under pressure and against elevated temperatures. It also works to reduce friction and can protect against rust and corrosion.
Grease vs. Oil
Grease has special additives in it that increase its viscosity, resulting in a thicker, slower-flowing liquid. For your tractor and its moving components, this means that grease can both flow smoothly throughout the moving parts and is less likely to leak due to gravity or pressure or be washed away.
What to Look For
To maximize productivity and protection, make sure to choose the correct grease for your equipment as well as its individual parts. Different types of grease can have varying types and amount of additives, such as thickeners, anti-wear or pressure protection and rust inhibitors.
Some types of machinery, like corn headers and gear boxes, need a more free-flowing grease to allow delicate components to operate. Other parts may need grease that is able to withstand high heat and pressure.
By choosing OEM grease specifically designed for your equipment, you know that you are getting the greatest level of both protection and efficiency for your specific machinery.