MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –FLO Components has inked a deal to supply its Automatic Lube System on the new Capacity Pluggable Hybrid Electric Terminal Truck (PHETT), the company announced.
The hybrid Capacity PHETT shunt truck reduces fuel consumption by up to 60% and saves about $1,500 per year in oil changes, according to the manufacturer.
Capacity dealer Glasvan Great Dane quotes every new shunt truck with an auto greasing system to ensure all the terminal tractor’s 30 lubrication points are properly lubricated at all times. According to George Cobham Jr., vice-president, sales and marketing with Glasvan Great Dane, lubrication is especially important in Canadian shunting operations, due to the harsh conditions.
“This preventative maintenance is absolutely key to minimizing downtime by extending the life of the many pivots, bushings and components on the equipment,” said Cobham.
Local manufacturer FLO Components points out 53% of all bearing failures can be attributed to poor lubrication.
The company’s automatic greasing system dispenses small amounts of lubricant at frequent intervals while the truck is in operation, maintaining the correct amount of grease in the bearing at all times.
“An automatic greasing system has several benefits and can offer substantial cost savings, increased profits and overall productivity,” said Mike Deckert, vice-president of FLO Components. “Best of all, our systems use your standard NLGI #2 in-shop grease, so there is no need to purchase and inventory special higher-cost grease just for the lube system and it’s friendlier for the environment.”
FLO will be showcasing its automatic greaser at Truck World Apr. 15-17 at Booth #5031.
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