Department of Public Works
Lubrication Technologies: An Uncommon Technical Resource!
Just like keeping your car maintained, maintenance on your public works vehicles can keep it running longer, more efficiently, and save you money in the long run.
Due to the nature and environment that a Sweeper has to operate in, proper lubrication and cleaning are two of the most important items to consider to increase the longevity of any sweeper. Because of the complexity of a street sweeper, it is key that the unit be lubracated much more frequently than any other piece of equipment in a DPW's fleet.
A common problem with Street Sweepers is the creation of dust, and users need to understand that dirty grease is abrasive grease. Thus, greasing not only lubricates the component, it pushes the dirty grease out of the mechanics and helps prevent wearing.
AUTOMATIC LUBRICATION SYSTEMS AVAILABLE FOR ALL TYPES OF STREET SWEEPING VEHICLES
- Industrial sweepers
- Combined sweeper and vacuum trucks
- Cab chassis mounted sweepers
- Beam sweepers
By installing an Automatic Lubrication System
on your sweeper, you are reducing maintenance costs, saving on component wear, and increasing overall effeciency of the equipment. Auto-Lubes will ensure points are greased frequently as the equipment operates.
Prevention Keeps DPW Equipment Running
We work closely with our DPW fleet partners to ensure their needs are met. LTI has extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to installing Automatic Lubrication Systems
for DPW partners to help protect their equipment. By installing an Automatice Lubrication System on your truck and fleet equipment, you are reducing maintenance costs, saving on component wear, and increasing overall effeciency of the equipment.
Common lubricant suffering points for DPW fleet operations include:
that are subject to heat can melt and run out of bearings. Greases that do not form a good seal can let in contaminants. LE has greases that are extremely tacky and nearly impervious to water washout, and can handle heavy loads with ease. We also offers automatic lubrication systems
for making sure grease is applied in the right place at the right time in the right quantity.
Engine oil - If you are looking for longer oil life while still protecting your engine from the demands of the workload, LE can help you safely extend oil drain intervals with our superior, long-lasting engine oils and LEAP oil analysis.
Diesel fuel - Water can get into the fuel of diesel equipment kept outside, causing a loss of power. Injectors get dirty from the buildup of soot. In addition, environmental issues have led to the use of lower performance diesel fuel in on-road and off-road mobile equipment. LE has diesel fuel improvers that address these problems. They can clean up your fuel pumps, injectors and combustion chambers, thereby helping you regain fuel economy, reduce emissions and lower the overall cost per mile or hours of operation.
Wire rope - Do your wire ropes, cables and draglines become rusted, corroded or frayed? You can protect your wire rope and cable from high stress loading, shock loading, jerking and heavy loads with LE's full line of penetrating and coating wire rope lubricants. Whether you want lubricant to penetrate to the core or to coat and seal, LE has a full range of protective lubricant solutions, including wire rope lubricant applicators to reduce labor costs and ensure safe, reliable operation.
Reliability Centered Maintenance, (see steps below),
is the approach endorsed by Maintenance Professionals across industries. We practice RCM to support the protection of assets at the lowest life-cycle cost. Our World Class Lubrication Reliability Program incorporates best practices and produces optimum results.
Lubrication systems should reliably and consistently deliver lubricant to all lubrication points. Our system has proven to do that better than competing systems. The end result brings a high confidence in the system such that, buyers of our systems consider their use as normal as lettering on the vehicle.
The LP System dispenses the correct amount of grease to kingpins, spring hangers, S-camshaft bushings, tie rod ends, steering links, clutch cross shaft bushings, fifth wheels, dump body hinges and hydraulic cylinder rod ends and pins (if so equipped). It does this consistently while your rig is in motion.
Simple to use, competitively priced, extremely efficient and virtually maintenance free, you’ll use less grease with precision application and avoid the “feast or famine” intervals common with manual application. Service intervals will be extended and your vehicles will be on the road when they should be, increasing profitability. Downtime is reduced and component life is dramatically increased. You’ll eliminate the possibility of missing lubrication points, with the resultant failed components, equipment downtime, unscheduled overtime, lubricant waste, and lost profits.
LP Pumps utilize a timer that activates application at field adjustable intervals and meters grease according to the specific requirements of each component. A gauge displays system pressure for easy monitoring and the pressure relief valve alerts personnel to protect both the pump and the elements.
Our Installation Technicians treat your equipment as if it were their own. We specialize in the design and installation of automatic lubrication systems on heavy equipment, trucks and trailers, crushers and sweepers. We take great pride in the integrity of each installation and consider it our unique signature.
LUBRICANTS...SMALL COST, HUGE RETURNS!
Lubrication Management Programs Protect Your Assets and Save You Money:
Although lubricants make up a mere 3% of the typical maintenance budget; using ineffective products, techniques and applications can have a significant impact on the lubrication-related costs that make up 40% of that budget. A Lubrication Management Program designed by the Technical Consultants at Lubrication Technologies, Inc. can help you target those areas where you see red.
Your equipment and components will last longer, run more efficiently and more reliably, and you won’t replace equipment or components prematurely
Your labor force will spend less time on routine lubrication-related maintenance and no time on lubricant-related equipment failures
You’ll reduce over-all lubricant consumption as well as waste