Grain Bin Jack Maintenance Documents
Gear-Silk has a Tak-u-Fier additive in it for two important reasons. The additive helps the oil stick to gears and also allows for oil "stringing". Both of these factors contribute to Gear-Silk keeping the gears cool and providing less wear on all oiled parts. "Dry starts" from extended periods of sitting are also eliminated because of the Gear-Silk properties. This greatly reduces the wear cycle on all working parts.
Oil weight is very important as well. If the oil weight is too heavy, it will have a hard time servicing the bushings and bearings. If the oil weight is to light then it will have a hard time staying with or in the bushings or bearings. In time either one of these will cause bushing or bearing failure.
Gear-Silk oil is rated as an all-season oil and is rated to negative forty degrees. At this temperature it has the consistency of grease. What we have done in the past to overcome this problem is to run the equipment for about ten minutes to get the oil to just liquefy. This will help get the oil back to the lubrication stage for operating the jacks. We have also found that at zero degrees Gear-Silk has the consistency of honey. The oil will act a little stiff but will have enough viscosity after it starts to operate.
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