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  5. CASE STUDY: CASTROL® PYROPLEX® GOLD #2 SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES LIFE OF BUCKET PINS & BUSHINGS

CASE STUDY: CASTROL® PYROPLEX® GOLD #2 SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES LIFE OF BUCKET PINS & BUSHINGS

PRODUCT NEWS / Post date:
1 June 2018

Customer Situation

  • Customer was replacing bucket pins and bushings on three of its large wheel loaders approximately every six months while using a lithium-complex multipurpose grease
  • Customer had just completed the replacement of new pins and bushings on the majority of the equipment, so the customer was open to doing a trial to test another grease in order to cut down on its replacement-part costs

 

Castrol Solution

  • A trial was implemented using Castrol Pyroplex Gold #2 on three wheel loaders
  • During the trial, Pyroplex Gold #2 grease with 6% molybdenum disulfide and additional lubricating solids provided the protection necessary for this high-stress articulation joint application
  • After a 6-month trial with no problems, the customer decided to use Pyroplex Gold #2 in all the articulation joints on equipment across its fleet
  • Component life increased from six months to over two years
     

Success Story

  • Because the customer was so satisfied with the performance of the Pyroplex Gold #2 grease, it began using it across its fleet for similar applications
  • This customer experienced an annual savings of $60,000 in parts and labor

 

Go-Forward Maintenance Recommendation

It was recommended that this customer continues to use Pyroplex Gold #2 grease on all articulation joints on applicable equipment in its fleet.


Delivering Value that Matters

Pyroplex Gold #2 grease also proved to work well in the fleet’s automatic lubrication systems and, as an added benefit, it didn’t require changing the NLGI grade for pumpability.