3353 Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease

Soft, Semifluid Coating Lubricant Lets You Go Green Without Sacrificing Performance

3353 Earthwise Product Info LE’s Earthwise ™ lubricants are specifically formulated to be earth friendly while still meeting the rigorous demands of industrial applications. With these products, you can “go green” – and keep up with the latest environmental regulations – without having to sacrifice performance.

Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease (3353) is a certified Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL), recommended for use in applications on or near waterways. It meets the specifications required by the EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP). It is readily biodegradable, exhibits minimal aquatic toxicity and will not accumulate in the cells of fish and other aquatic life forms.

It is a soft, semifluid formulation designed to coat wire rope as well as moving chain and cable parts to ensure long life and smooth, quiet operation. Its semitacky, water-resistant characteristics enable it to adhere to the application and seal out damaging moisture and protect against rust formation. Its robust additive package, including LE’s proprietary Almasol® and Quinplex® additives, further helps it protect against wear, corrosion, impact, rust and oxidation.

Proprietary Additive
LE's proprietary additaives are used exclusively in LE lubricants. Wirelife Almasol Coating Lubricant contains Almasol.

3353 Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease LE Almasol ® solid wear-reducing additive is able to withstand extremely heavy loads, chemical attack and temperatures up to 1,900°F (1,038°C). It is attracted to metal surfaces, forming a microscopic layer but not building on itself or affecting clearances. Almasol minimizes metal-tometal contact and the resulting friction, heat and wear.

Quinplex ® contributes to outstanding water resistance, tackiness and enhanced mechanical stability, and helps to form a barrier against corrosion.

Beneficial Qualities

Double Coating

  • Protects from water washing, exposure and acid
  • Repels dirt and prevents buildup of abrasive or corrosive particles
  • Does not drip, run or sling off during application or in use

High Load-Carrying Capacity & Smooth Operation

  • Has excellent extreme pressure characterics
  • 60-lb Timken OK load is among the highest of available wire rope lubricants
  • Prevents snatching of wire rope and sheaves
  • Protects sheaves, drums, pins and rollers from excessive wear
  • Protects against fretting wear, a major cause of wire rope failures

Rust & Corrosion Protection

  • Performs well in marine environments
  • Provides outstanding rust protection and is an excellent metal preservative for all types of equipment
  • Requires just a single application to prevent rust on steel parts in longterm storage

Wide Temporature Range

  • Performs well and remains flexible in a broad temperature range
  • Does not drip in hot weather or chip in cold

Safe & Easy Application

  • Requires no heating or melting prior to application
  • Can be sprayed on with automatic equipment or hand-applied with a brush
Typical Applications:
  • Mining and construction
    • Standing and running lines
    • Draglines, cranes and derricks
  • Marine environment
    • Cranes, hoists and drilling rigs
  • Rust Preventative
    • Any metal in harsh environments
    • Metal equipment parts in long-term storage


  • Contains a combustible petroleum solvent
    • Use with adequate ventilation
    • Keep containers tightly closed when not in use
    • Consult MSDS for further information


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