If water is leaking into your center pivot gearbox or lubricant is leaking out, you could be dealing with costly downtime this summer.
“Gearbox leaks can stop a pivot in its tracks,” said John Elder, director of aftermarket sales at Lindsay Corporation. “It’s important to drain any water that accumulates in the gearbox and make sure the gear lubricant is always at the proper level.”
To prevent leaks and ensure better reliability, Elder recommends replacing standard gearbox oil with GearLife XL Lube, which thins when worked and thickens when idle.
“GearLife’s thixotropic properties allow for the lubrication to solidify and form a water-resistant seal, preventing leaks and keeping out harmful moisture,” Elder said. “With the fastest solidification on the market, dripping out of work seals is minimized or even eliminated.”
Unlike most oils that run off gears immediately after stopping, GearLife XL Lube’s high surface tension allows it to stay on the gears for a longer period of time. When combined with the thixotropic properties that gel the lubrication, a thick layer of oil covers all moving surfaces for smooth, efficient operation.
In independent testing, GearLife XL Lube exceeded GL5 standards that offer higher load carrying characteristics, superior corrosion resistance and industry leading wear properties.
“GearLife XL Lube is compatible with all wheel gearbox brands and is recommended as replacement oil after the first season break-in and settle period,” Elder said. “It will keep your pivot running smoothly – avoiding downtime for a more productive growing season.”