GearLife XL Lube Provides Alternative to Standard Gearbox Oil

February 23, 2016


Dirk Lenie, Lindsay | 402-829-6805 or
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GearLife XL Lube Provides Alternative to Standard Gearbox Oil
Innovative Lindsay Product Maximizes Gearbox Life


(OMAHA, Neb.) – February 2016 – Lindsay Corporation has launched a new product that will provide growers with a better alternative to standard pivot gearbox oil. Developed by Lindsay’s world-class engineering experts, GearLife XL Lube provides industry-leading corrosion protection, maximizing performance and extending gearbox life. 

“GearLife XL thins when worked and thickens when idle. Its thixotropic properties allow for the lubrication to solidify and form a water-resistant seal, preventing leaks and keeping out harmful moisture,” said Rick Provaznik, vice president of engineering at Lindsay Corporation. “It offers the fastest solidification on the market, so dripping out of worn seals is minimized or even eliminated, depending on seal wear.”

While most oils run off gears immediately after stopping, GearLife XL’s high surface tension allows it to stay on the gears for a longer period of time. When combined with the thixotropic property that gels the lubrication, a thick layer of oil covers all moving surfaces for smooth, efficient operation.

Developed to be compatible with all wheel gearbox brands, the specially formulated aftermarket oil also protects against rust and excessive wear. When independently tested, GearLife XL exceeded GL5 standards that offer higher load carrying characteristics, superior corrosion resistance and industry leading wear properties.

“Proper maintenance provides better reliability, longer life and a more productive growing season,” Provaznik said. “GearLife XL Lube will keep pivots running smoothly, avoiding downtime and higher operating costs. We recommend it as a replacement oil for gearboxes after the first season break-in and settle period.” 

To ensure that irrigation systems always are ready for peak performance, Lindsay also offers a Full Circle Maintenance Program. With two levels of service, the program is a valuable option to maximize efficiency and prevent costly emergency repairs during irrigation season. 

For more information about GearLife XL Lube, visit To learn more about the Full Circle Maintenance Program, contact a local Zimmatic® by Lindsay dealer.