What is Open Gear Lube?

As a specialist in heavy-duty lubrication, Royal Oil Company. continually searches for new answers to old problems. OPEN GEAR LUBE, a result of such research, is the answer to problems presented by lubrication of outside gears.


OPEN GEAR LUBE is the answer to problems presented by lubrication of outside gears
Two characteristics of OPEN GEAR LUBE cause it to have the “stickability” necessary for successful lubrication. One characteristic is adhesion — the ability of OPEN GEAR LUBE to adhere tightly to the metal surfaces. The other characteristic is cohesion — the ability of OPEN GEAR LUBE to stay on outside gears, providing continuous lubrication.


OPEN GEAR LUBE doesn’t “pressure out” at the point of the gear face where pressure is the greatest.
Frequent re-lubrication with OPEN GEAR LUBE is not necessary because it sticks to the face of the gears and sticks to itself. Use OPEN GEAR LUBE to protect your equipment against dust, moisture, and the ravages of wear.


OPEN GEAR LUBE forms a heavy cushion on the gear face leaving a film of lubricant to shield the gear surfaces.
Another requirement for thorough protection of outside gears is for the lubricant to be resistant to dust contamination. Unconventional thickening agents, different types of cushioning agents, and tackiness agents are combined to keep OPEN GEAR LUBE on the job — instead of squeezing out. Because of this elastic recoverability, OPEN GEAR LUBE resists accumulating as a mess on the edge of the outside gears. Pressure, created by meshing of gears, tends to force OPEN GEAR LUBE to the edges; but the cohesive ability of this outstanding material helps to pull it back into the center of the gear face, assuring a constant film of lubricant protection against dust.


Heavy-duty equipment is exposed to the weather, year in and year out.
Rain, dew, sleet, snow, even the hosing down of equipment with water, means excessive moisture is present. Materials used in OPEN GEAR LUBE are highly resistant to moisture. OPEN GEAR LUBE’S superior bonding quality protects metal against damage from moisture. It forms a shield of water-resistant protection.


OPEN GEAR LUBE is available in two weights to handle a wide variety of applications.
OPEN GEAR LUBE summer weight is approximately the consistency of an NLGI #0 weight grease. It provides an immediate heavy gear tooth lubricant film at the instant application is made. OPEN GEAR LUBE winter weight is the same product with some solvent added which gives it the consistency of approximately NLGI #00 weight grease. Within a short period of time after application of winter weight, the solvent evaporates leaving behind a pliable and “tacky” gear tooth lubricating film.


OPEN GEAR LUBE’s two weights allow for it’s use in various applications.
OPEN GEAR LUBE, in its two weights, is an excellent lubricant for outside gears but it also has
several other applications. For instance, both weights are used to lubricate dipper sticks, racks,
slides, and fifth wheels.

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