Automatic lubrication is guaranteed to improve overall fleet efficiency because it has three main effects.
It increases vehicle uptime and profitability, ensuring that a fleet stays on the road making money instead of spending time in the workshop losing money. And it cuts unplanned component failure and repair time.
It extends the lifetime of a vehicle and its components. Equipment runs smoother and lasts longer when properly and frequently lubricated. Automatic lubrication also eliminates a mechanic’s “best guess” as to the amount of lubrication necessary and ensures that every lube point is lubricated. (Even the best-trained mechanics can forget a lube point now and again!)
It saves time and lowers operating costs. Eliminating manual greasing reduces shop maintenance hours, avoids chassis lube scheduling hassles, and reduces replacement part and labor costs.
“All of these benefits convert to one big one: improved fleet efficiency, ensuring that trucks or buses are kept available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” adds Hartl.