AMSOIL recently expanded their innovative synthetic polymeric grease line with a new product for medium and heavy-duty applications. The new AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease will replace the AMSOIL GHB/GHD greases in trucking, agriculture and construction applications. Here is a Q&A on the product.
What is AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease?
AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease is a robust, lithium complex thickened, extreme pressure grease. Designed for medium and heavy‐duty applications operating in on‐road, agricultural and construction environments, this grease provides premium wear protection and extreme pressure performance in trucks and equipment. The exclusive AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Technology is incorporated to provide the extreme pressure impact resistance, contaminant control and longevity that heavy‐duty trucks and equipment require to remain efficient and get the job done.
What are the main owner/operator benefits targeted with the new AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease?
Enhanced impact/water washout resistance ‐ The extreme impact and water resistance of AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Grease means that grease will stay in place to protect applications from the detrimental effects of grease pound out and rust and corrosion over long intervals for when trucks cannot make it back to the shop for maintenance.
Extreme pressure protection ‐ AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease incorporates a sophisticated additive package developed specifically to provide a high level of extreme pressure protection. The premium additive system promotes effective lubrication and superior protection for heavily‐loaded applications and components.
Long Service Life ‐ AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease provides outstanding lubrication and a high level of protection over extended periods, leaving equipment owners and maintenance managers with peace of mind knowing that equipment is protected in situations where truck and equipment uptime is critical.
Outstanding value ‐ AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease reduces maintenance costs associated with frequent greasing intervals. The superior protection provided by AMSOIL Grease maximizes component life, reducing the cost and frequency of replacement parts.
Environmentally sound/promotes operator safety ‐ AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease helps cut down on the amount of grease ejected from components during high load and extreme pressure operation, resulting in less grease contaminating environmentally sensitive areas. Engineered to cling to both metal components and itself, AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease provides safe, long‐lasting performance in the most demanding applications, including 5th wheel hitch plates.
Does AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease extend greasing intervals?
Yes. AMSOIL engineered a unique polymer system which grips tenaciously to metal surfaces, providing the ability to extend re‐greasing intervals, while realizing the significant benefits of improved wear protection, reduced raw material costs and improved maintenance efficiency. Validation testing shows that when maintenance managers choose not to extend greasing intervals, the amount of grease required for reapplication is reduced by similar amounts.
Does AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Grease provide environmental benefits?
AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease provides benefits to the environment through less grease consumption via extended greasing intervals and a tacky formula that helps grease stay in place. In addition, AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Greases are formulated without lead, antimony, barium or chlorine.
Does AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease actively deter environmental contaminants from entering components, degrading grease and accelerating wear?
Yes. AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease does not slump out or run out of components like many competitive greases. It provides an effective grease barrier to seal contaminants out. By keeping contaminants out, AMSOIL Grease helps extend component life.
What NLGI grades does AMSOIL offer and what are the product codes?
NLGI #1 Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease: GPTR1
NLGI #2 Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease: GPTR2
What packaging sizes will be available for AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Greases?
AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease is available in 14 oz. cartridges, 35 lb. pails, 120 lb. kegs and 400 lb. drums. 14 oz. cartridges will be available as single cartridges, 10‐packs and master packs of 40 cartridges.
Can AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease be used in personal vehicles?
Yes. However, AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment grease is most ideal for long‐lasting protection in ball joints and tie rod ends in passenger cars.
With the Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease added to the AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Grease line, what will happen to AMSOIL Synthetic Heavy‐Duty Greases (GHB/GHD)?
Answer: Once the AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric line is expanded to include AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease, AMSOIL Synthetic Heavy Duty Greases (GHB/GHD) will be discontinued.
Once the AMSOIL Synthetic Heavy‐Duty Grease (GHB/GHD) becomes obsolete, what can be used in light‐duty vehicles?
The most cost‐effective grease recommendation for light‐duty vehicles will be the AMSOIL GL Series multi‐purpose greases, as they meet NLGI GC‐LB requirements for chassis and wheel bearing lubrication at a lower price point. For ball joints and tie rod ends, either GPTR or GPOR will also work well. AMSOIL Synthetic Water Resistant Grease (GWR) is also rated NLGI GC‐LB for applications that may encounter wet conditions.
Once AMSOIL GHB/GHD grease becomes obsolete, what can be used in off‐road, heavy equipment applications?
The primary heavy equipment recommendations will be AMSOIL Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease (GPOR1, GPOR2), depending on ambient operating temperature. These greases provide significant benefits in their intended applications and, in addition, provide extended service benefits and better overall value. If the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) does not specify a molybdenum disulfide (moly) requirement, GPTR is an excellent product recommendation.
Once AMSOIL GHB/GHD grease becomes obsolete, what can be used in heavy‐duty, on‐road trucks?
The primary recommendation for heavy‐duty, on‐road applications will be AMSOIL Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease (GPTR1 and GPTR2). GPTR is designed specifically for this application and offers excellent protection and performance benefits.
Once AMSOIL GHB/GHD grease becomes obsolete, what can be used as a general/multi‐purpose grease?
The primary recommendation for general purpose grease will be the GL series greases. The GL series offers excellent performance and protection and is an ideal product for multiple applications.