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Selecting Gear Lube

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

This helps the lubricant to move through the moving parts when there are no pumps present to push it through the system, which is the case with much of the heavier equipment.

After viscosity, it is important to consider which type of gear lube you need. There are many different types, but most fall into these three broad categories:

Rust and Oxidation Inhibited (R&O).

This type does not include antiscuff additives or other agents, but it does a good job of preventing corrosion and excess foam. It is designed for moving parts that operate at high speeds but with low, consistent loads. It is not intended for use in engines that are prone to spikes in activity.

Antiscuff.

This is also known as an extreme pressure (EP) lubricant, and it performs far better than R&O oils. The antiscuff lubricants contain special additives that make them stronger and able to carry larger loads. One of these common antiwear additives is sulfur phosphorous, which works to alter the machine surface to prevent the adhesive in boundary lubricants from wearing away. Other additives include molybdenum-disulfide (moly), graphite, and borates. An advantage to these additives, compared to sulfur phosphorous compounds, is that their activation does not depend on high surface temperatures. However, sulfur phosphorus additives can eventually harm machine surfaces, especially yellow metals. Engines that perform well with antiscuff gear lube are those that operate under heavy loads or at slow speeds, as well as those that have regular spikes in activity.

Compound.

This type of lube is mixed with a synthetic fatty acid to increase its strength and lubricity. It is commonly used in worm gear applications, where the gears move in a regular sliding motion and are built from metals that may corroded if antiscuff lubricants are used. Compound lubricant is also known as cylinder oil, since it was originally used for steam cylinder machinery.

Finally, you will want to choose a base oil that’s suited to your particular equipment and application.

Mineral Base Oils: This type is suitable for most uses. It allows for greater film thickness in certain applications. However, the inherent properties of this type make it unsuitable for many high-temperature applications. After the refinement process, many inorganic compounds remain. Three in particular-oxygen, sulfur, and nitrogen-can allow oxidation, acid development, and sludge formation.

Synthetic Oils: This type is an engineered product designed to generate a chemical reaction based on the machine’s pressure and temperature. The high-purity chemical components have strong molecular bonds, so they are less likely to break down or allow oxidation. These strong bonds also keep the lube from getting too thick when it’s cold or too thin when it’s hot. They generally offer more consistent protection in sliding applications.

When considering the type of gear lube for your vehicle or heavy equipment, the owner’s manual is the first place to find the recommended viscosity, type, and base oil. Alternatively, a service professional should be able to recommend something for your machine, based on the type of equipment and your use. Having the right lubricant is essential to keeping your machines running efficiently and effectively for many years.

Afford The Motorcycle You Want

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

If you are looking for low-end stuff from manufacturers such as Honda, Hyosung or Suzuki you could spend several thousand for a ride. If you are looking for a high dollar machine you’re looking at six figures for anything from NCR or say the Ecosse Titanium Series. But put your worries aside. I have a solution in mind.

A Long Term Interest In Personal Finance

As far back as my childhood I had concerns about people not having enough money. My parents worked hard but they had their financial struggles. Still they managed to provide for the family.

When I graduated from college I got my own lessons about not having enough money and this led to a quest to understand why people can’t get ahead and how they can.

On Being Rich vs. Poorer

It comes as no surprise that working people and rich people see the other as different life forms. That isn’t far from the truth when it comes to personal finances as I found out.

I’ve heard people talk about the rich as if they don’t have a care in the world simply because they don’t lack money. They have problems for sure, everyone does. Those who have money just have different kinds of problems from those of working folks.

When I finished college and entered the workforce one of my first lessons was finding out how quickly money disappeared. Without fail whenever I got any pay increase something would go up in price to eat it up. I grew to realize this thing called “getting ahead” was hard and that my parent’s experience was now mine.

But what got my attention was the fact the rich didn’t have that problem. They were getting ahead. I had to figure out how they managed to do it.

Research Reveals The Cause Of Not Getting Ahead

What my research revealed is that it is a matter of how income is generated. If you earn more you have a better chance of getting ahead but it is not as simple as having a high salary.

None of the financial experts ever touch on this. This sets me apart from all of them in my approach to personal finance and income generation. It is why I know there is a practical way to address wealth and income inequality and actually rescue the middle class.

I agree with what Gallup found in its research. There are people who make six figures who struggle. I know those who earn a lot less find that hard to believe, but what you have to remember is the local cost of living, the level of living they are trying to maintain, family size and other factors.

It is not as simple as what they earn it is the process itself.

What my studies show is people who struggle financially are only using earning as the means to generate money. There is another method.

There Is A Difference Between ‘Making Money’ And Earning It

I discovered years ago that making money is far different from earning it and a lot more powerful. I heard something that revealed this to me in an instant and I have never been the same since. It was truly a life-changing revelation.

Working in a job is not making money it is earning it. Putting money into stocks is not making money it is earning it.

This explains why the top 1% is able to get ahead and the bottom 99% cannot.

That discovery led me to find the way for the masses to make what they need to live on.

When more and more people find out what I have discovered, they will rush to get their hands on it because making money is far better than earning it.

You don’t have to wait for the rush. Learn the difference between making money and earning money. That is the first step towards making it possible to afford the motorcycle of your dreams.

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