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What is a good automatic lubrication system?

I am interested in getting an onboard lube system and have heard Kevin talk of his, but don't recall what brand or if there is one he recommends. I Googled them and found Graco, Lincoln, and some others and was wondering if anyone else had one that they would recommend.

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Lincoln. Although I don't have the automatic system, my shop uses their PowerLuber(R) Grease Guns and they have proven to be very reliable. I would expect no less from their QuickLub automatic lubrication system.

http://www.lincolnautolube.com/commercia...

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I-5 Trucker and Mel, It would be nice to have one that greases U-joints but no one can make one that will withstand the high RPM the drive shaft operates at... yet. So therefore, your Lincoln Grease Gun will be the best bet for those, even if you have an automatic lubrication system.

I recommend the Lincoln PowerLuber 18-volt grease gun- it's quick, clean and does a day's work in 30-40 minutes with a fully charged battery and still has both grease and power to spare. If you still like your manual gun after you try one, you must truly be old-school... LOL

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Zachary I am so old school I would to love to have manual slack adjusters back. I have one of Lincoln's air powered grease guns but always end up using my manual grease gun.

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Mel, I agree. You are truly old-school.

By the way, an air-powered grease gun is cumbersome at best, I see why you go back to the manual gun.

The PowerLuber(R), on the other hand, is run by a drill battery. It's just as light as a manual gun and pumps grease even better than the air-powered gun. The battery charges in an hour or so, lasts the whole job, and when you're done, just put the gun away and put the battery on the charger. No cumbersome hoses, no messy clean-up. It's very much like a manual gun.

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Zachary I went to Lincoln web site and looked at the 18 volt one I am thinking of trying but I was wondering how well does it function outside when its around say 10 to 20 degrees cause that's one of the draw backs to my air gun it blows the seals out of it in the cold where I don't have that problem with my manual gun you just have to have strong arms.

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Mel, Are you worried about cold conditions and temperature shock? The worst you may have happen with the Lincoln 18-volt PowerLuber is shorter battery life in the cold. It's a much more robust gun than the air gun and it's nearly as rugged as the manual gun. Plus, it comes with a carrying case to help further protect it from the elements when you have to work outside. It works in conditions as low as 10 below zero- something air-powered guns can't do- and I have seen that for myself at our shop.

It functions very well outside in the cold- much like a cordless drill, cellular phone, laptop computer and other power tools.

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The best one is the one that lube the u-joints. LOL.

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Then that would be good old Lincoln hand pump grease gun that I've used for the last 35 years right

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That's right, Mel. Sometimes a manual gun is best. Air powered guns are too bulky and cumbersome, cheap electric guns are slow.

The Lincoln Industrial grease guns are fantastic. I like the PowerLuber(R) which is powered by a 12-volt or 18-volt drill battery. Just clip the battery on, load the grease cartridge (like a manual gun), put the fitting over the zerk, press the button, listen and watch for the old grease to come out. It works great!

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