A few years back, Coy Badeaux, manager at Bear Industries, was persuaded by his Komastu equipment dealer to try a Lincoln Quicklub system on his company's WA380 wheel loader. The initial test machine ran for more than 11,000 hours without replacing pins and bushings - more that three times the normal life expectancy for those parts in the environment in which Bear Industries works.
"Before Quicklub, I had a man on overtime spending a half hour a day greasing his machine. With Quicklub, I get more production at a lower cost. Plus, I get longer life out of my pins and bushings."
Bear Industries now installs Lincoln systems on all equipment in their fleet including articulating haul trucks, wheel loaders and hydraulic excavators.