32,000hrs Achieved Without Changing a Single Pin or Bush All Thanks to the Mine & Quarry Grease

Customer Profile

P & V Wade Earthmoving own and operate a fleet of heavy earthmoving vehicles which are contracted to local quarries, mines and construction locations. The company also conducts maintenance of heavy vehicles for their external customers.


The business is a long-term user of Almatek® 1233 and following the purchase of a new Caterpillar® 988F Loader for their fleet, the company elected to begin using Almatek® 1233 immediately following its arrival.


To eliminate or reduce Pin & Bush replacements on their new Caterpillar® 988F loader.


Following the implementation of Almatek® 1233 Mine & Quarry, the company continued to conduct scheduled maintenance as per the intervals recommended by Caterpillar®. Pin & Bush wear rates were monitored over the vehicle life however, at no point did any Pin or Bush require changing despite the continued hard-working conditions that the loader faced.

The vehicle reliably served the business and was eventually sold with just over 32,000 hours operational life recorded. Incredibly over this time frame, not a single Pin or Bush was ever replaced and all remained well within tolerance by the time the loader parted ways with the business. A true testament to the power and performance of Almatek® 1233 Mine & Quarry in heavy earthmoving applications. The company continues to use and recommend Almatek® 1233 Mine & Quarry.

Proprietary Additives

Lubrication Engineers’ additives are exclusive to LE and may only be found and used in LE’s high performance lubricants. Almatek® 1233 Mine & Quarry contains the following additives:

Almasol® is a solid wear-reducing additive that is able to withstand extremely heavy loads, chemical attack and temperatures up to 1,900°F (1,038°C). It is attracted to metal surfaces, forming a microscopic layer but not building on itself or affecting clearances. Almasol® minimises metal-to-metal contact and the resulting friction, heat and wear.

Quinplex® is an impact-resistant additive that contributes to outstanding water resistance, tackiness and enhanced mechanical stability, and helps to form a barrier against corrosion.