New reducer lubrication

When looking to replace a gearbox or speed reducer, here are a few tips that can help you get the maximum life from your new unit, and prevent premature lubrication failure. A commonly overlooked fact is that many speed reducers are shipped from the factory WITHOUT oil! Before installation, make sure that the new unit has the proper amount and type of oil. An lubrication instruction sheet is normally provided with the unit, indicating the correct quantity and viscosity of oil to be added. Be aware that each gearbox manufacturer may have a different lubrication specification. Finally, you may need to move the speed reducer's vent, drain, and oil level plugs if mounting the unit upside-down or on a vertical surface. By following these suggestions, you will be SURE to get the MAXIMUM LIFE POSSIBLE out of your new speed reducer!

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