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Keeping your semi trailer well maintained is essential in order to protect you, your cargo, and your trailer itself. Unfortunately, many operators fail to keep up with necessary maintenance. In many cases, this is simply due to a lack of awareness about important factors. If you would like to learn more about keeping your semi trailer in tip-top shape, read on. This article will discuss the importance of keeping your wheel hubs packed with good, fresh grease.
Keep your wheel hubs packed with the right grease.
Few things are as important in ensuring smooth and safe trailer performance as the grease used to lubricate your wheel hubs. Compared to older oil-lubricated hubs, grease is much less likely to escape over time. Yet that doesn’t mean that it will remain good forever. Over time, the grease will pick up debris and other contaminants that will increase the amount of internal friction, eventually leading to hub wear and damage.
When adding new grease, it is vital that you add enough of it to completely purge the pre-existing grease. If any of the old grease is allowed to remain in place, you may still end up being negatively impacted by friction. It is also important to be aware of the type of grease you are installing. While most grease on the market today is composed of a lithium base, certain greases instead utilize a base composed of aluminum complexes. The two are not compatible, and should never be mixed.
For more information about keeping your semi trailer in good working order, feel free to contact the trucking experts at Country Supply.
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