How to order an automated lubrication system kit correctly – the first time
Take the headaches out of installing an automated lubrication system by getting the right kit the first time. When ordering a kit, give us all the details. We need them to provide you with an autolube kit that is customized to your machine. Getting it right the first time will save you time and money with reduced downtime and less work for your mechanic when it comes to installation.
BEKA automated lubrication system kits are not one size fits all
If we receive a request for a kit for a “new excavator,” it can take some time and lots of back and forth before we can deliver the right product. Our kits are not ‘one size fits all.’ “We literally have thousands of combinations,” says Dave McDougall, BEKA’s Product Manager.
“Our autolube kits come with an installation manual and a schematic drawing to help you with the installation. We also have a library of pictures showing how the brackets have been attached, along with why and where we have installed the button in the cab that activates the system,” says McDougall.
All BEKA kits include a pump, pump brackets and a button for the cab. The type of pump you need is based on your machine, attachments and the number of grease points. The length of hose, number of fittings and distribution blocks in a kit varies greatly.
What we need to know
Consider any attachments as well. For example, do you have just a regular bucket or a bucket with a thumb? A thumb and the type of bucket can change the number of grease points.
We want your installation to go smoothly. Spending a few extra minutes writing a detailed order can save you hours and even days when it comes to installation.
We can deliver the right kit for your equipment when you or your dealer provides us with the following information:
- Series year
- Number of grease points (Include every pin and bushing, anywhere you apply grease and the distance between them.)
- Application (If you’ve converted your machine for a specific application, and have a quick-attach system installed, we need to know.)
- Climate (Different types of grease may be required if your machine is operating in extreme heat or cold so we can advise you the most appropriate grease in your application.)
Are you stuck?
Call toll free at 1-888-862-7461 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST. Or send us an email with pictures and measurements to email@example.com and we will get back to you the next business day.
No BEKA dealer in your area?
Give us a call. We are available to come out and do the installation on everything from and excavator to a complete manufacturing line.