Gear Oils

Gear Oils are specialized lubricants formulated to reduce friction, prevent wear, and dissipate heat on gear components– promoting smooth operation and extending the lifespan of gears. Common types include automotive gear oils for vehicles, industrial gear oils for heavy-duty machineries, and synthetic gear oils for extreme operating conditions.


Product NameProduct TypeAvailable ViscositiesApplications
LubeRite EP SeriesMineral-based Extreme Pressure Gear OilISO VG 68, 100, 150, 220, 320, 460, 680, 1000, 4000Multipurpose extreme pressure gear oil
LubeRite WG SeriesMineral-based Worm Gear OilISO VG 390, 700High load capability and water resistant for worm gear drives, provides protection (yellow metals)
Tacbecon SYN GEAR 7000 SeriesSynthetic (PAO) Gear and Bearing OilISO VG 32, 46, 68, 100, 150, 220, 320, 460, 680Higher load capability, longer life, better corrosion protection
Tacbecon PG SYN GEAR SeriesFully Synthetic (PAG) Gear and Bearing OilISO VG 150, 220, 320, 460, 680Ideal for worm gears and for applications wherein mineral oils and PAOs are not recommended

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Gear Oils Used For?

Gear oils are used in a variety of applications, including automotive transmissions, differentials, and manual transmissions. They are also employed in industrial gearboxes, marine applications, and various machinery where gears are present.

Is Gear Oil the Same as Regular Oil?

No, gear oil is not the same as regular oil. Gear oils have specific formulations to meet the demands of gear systems. They often contain additives that provide enhanced protection against extreme pressure, oxidation, and foaming, making them suitable for the unique challenges presented by gears.

What is the Purpose of Gear Oil in a Motorcycle?

In motorcycles, gear oil serves to lubricate the transmission and differential gears. It ensures smooth gear shifting, reduces friction between gear teeth, and prevents excessive wear, contributing to the overall performance and longevity of the motorcycle.

What are the Three Types of Gear Oil?

The three main types of gear oil are mineral gear oil, synthetic gear oil, and semi-synthetic gear oil. Each type has its own set of advantages, with synthetic gear oils offering superior performance in terms of temperature stability, oxidation resistance, and overall longevity.

What is the Most Common Gear Oil?

The most common types of gear oil are multi-viscosity mineral oils. These oils provide a balance between performance, cost-effectiveness, and general application suitability. They are widely used in various gear systems, including those found in automobiles and industrial machinery.

Can Engine Oil Be Used as Gear Oil?

While engine oil and gear oil share some similar properties, they are formulated for different purposes. It is generally not recommended to use engine oil as a substitute for gear oil, as gear oils often contain additives tailored to handle higher pressures and different operating conditions in gear systems.

What is the Lifespan of Gear Oil?

The lifespan of gear oil depends on factors such as the type of oil, operating conditions, and the manufacturer's recommendations. As a general guideline, it is advisable to follow the recommended maintenance schedule outlined in the equipment's manual, which typically includes regular inspections and oil changes.

What Are Gear Oils Made Of?

Gear oils are made from base oils, which can be mineral-based, synthetic, or a blend of both. They also contain additives that enhance their performance by providing extra protection against wear, extreme pressure, and temperature fluctuations.

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