Case Study

“I only change out the grease once a year now instead of 2 or 3 times per season”

 — Johnny Dean

Johnny Dean regularly hauls his offshore boat over 250 miles from Alabama to Florida via a trailer attached to the back of his truck. Thus, for every round trip he takes, there are over 500 miles where potential lubrication problems can arise, causing substantial damage to his trailer, truck or boat.

The biggest challenge that Mr. Dean faced when hauling his 6,000+ lb. boat was the constant breakdowns of his trailer hubs. More so than regular trailer hubs, boat trailer hubs require grease not only to protect the bearings, but also to help keep water out. His breakdowns were caused by a combination of high temperatures, stress from excessive braking, and salt water infiltration. The grease he had used prior to Magnalube-G would liquefy and turn black after a single one way trip.

Mr. Dean first heard about Magnalube-G through his employer who uses the grease in high temperature applications. He witnessed firsthand the superior capabilities and resistance to harsh environments that Magnalube-G possessed. According to him, “The extreme temperatures this grease is exposed to on a daily basis with virtually no breakdown or water penetration told me this would be the grease I needed to use.”

“Magnalube has never broken down or allowed salt water to penetrate”

How did Factory Cleaning Equipment find Magnalube-G? The manufacturer, Factory Cat, recommended the product because Magnalube-G is an ideal lubricant for the varied mechanisms of their machinery. Factory Cat has been building top quality cleaning equipment since 1986, and like any anyone who has been in business that long they spend a lot of time focusing on quality control. Factory Cat’s Parts Manager, Phil Rigby, said that after testing multiple greases, Magnalube-G was “the clear choice.” According to Mr. Rigby, it was the only grease that maintained its consistency over time after being exposed to the high temperatures within the gearbox and “did not harden and turn to paste…it works so well for us that I call it magic grease.”

Of course, there is nothing magic about Magnalube-G, just a commitment to quality and solving problems for our customers. According to Magnalube, LLC. CEO, Ashley Russo, “Solid companies like Factory Cat spend a lot of time making sure that what they sell will last in order to keep people coming back. Discerning customers like Mr. Rigby are the core of our business—they understand that nothing is more important than the investments they make in the quality of the products they sell.”

After switching to Magnalube-G, he noticed that the temperatures on the trailer hubs do not run as high as they previously did with other greases. In addition, the areas that are constantly exposed to dirt and humidity now show significantly less wear. Perhaps the biggest difference is that the re-greasing intervals for his trailer hubs have decreased dramatically. Mr. Dean states, “I only change out the grease once a year now instead of 2 or 3 times per season. And we stay on the road a lot! The PTFE base adds somewhat of a security with less wear on moving parts.” He was thrilled that Magnalube-G outperforms and extends the life of his bearings while actually requiring less application and maintenance than other bearing greases.

“Magnalube has never broken down or allowed salt water to penetrate,” attests Mr. Dean. “Magnalube-G is and will be the only grease used in my trailer hubs.” In fact, he was so impressed by how Magnalube-G performed with the hubs that carry his offshore boat that for the last two years, he’s chosen to apply it on all his farm equipment, saltwater reels, and anything else that has a grease fitting. He happily concluded, “Problem solved.”

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