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First Graco G-Mini Automatic Lubrication Pump fitted by HLS

For 4 months a potato peeler in Tayto Crisps has being reliably greased by the brand new Graco G-Mini pump. Don’t let this pumps small footprint fool you, it’s full of features that you won’t find on competitors larger pumps.

  • Low level alarm reminds the operator to refill the reservoir and prevents the system of airlocking
  • Optional heater allows operation up to -40°C
  • Available in 2 reservoir sizes, 0.5L and 1L
  • Available with a built in controller, or can be used with an external in-cab controller.

This compact pump is a perfect fit for this application, easily up to the task of lubricating the many points of this machine working long hours every day, but being compact so as not to be an obstruction in this constricted area.

HLS are very proud to be chosen to test a prototype and give feedback on the design of the G-Mini and would like to think our 20+ years of Automatic Lubrication experience contributed to creating a quality product.

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Graco G1 Plus installed onto a Faymonville Four Axle Trailer

Another job recently completed where we installed a Graco G1 Plus onto a Faymonville 4 axle(2 steering) trailer. The trailer has 31 individual greasing points for the steering system, brakes, king pin and camshafts with many of these grease points being very difficult to access. Now with an automatic lubrication system a lot of time and hassle will be saved. The Graco G1 Plus pump itself was mounted to the headboard of the trailer for easy service and refill access. Thanks to Joe and Sarah at Ashbourne Truck Centre for their continued custom.

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Graco Automatic Lubrication System Installed onto a Volvo EC380E Excavator

Last week we completed an install of a Graco Automatic Lubrication pump to a brand new Volvo EC380E excavator at the Pat O’Donnell & Co Dealership.

This Volvo EC380E Excavator has been fitted with a Graco G1 Plus Grease Pump with a built-in on/off timer. The Grease pump was mounted behind the driver’s cab for ease of access and refilling. A metal plate which can be seen in the pictures below was welded onto the arm of the excavator, with a progressive divider valve mounted on the inside of the plate out of harm’s way. The aim is to prevent this important component from getting knocked off and ensures that each lubrication point receives the right of lubrication at the right time, increasing the uptime of the excavator.

We maintain a vast database of machines and the parts required to fit an automatic lubrication system. We are happy to provide our customers a self-install kit to save you the labour cost of fitting a automatic lubrication system. This in conjunction with Graco excellent fitting instructions make the jump to automatic lubrication easy and even more cost effective.

Gallery of pictures, showing the installation process of the Graco G1 Plus Pump onto the Volvo EC380E Excavator.

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Graco Automatic Lubrication System Installed onto a JCB Loader

We’ve completed another installation of a Graco Automatic Lubrication Pump onto a JCB 413S Loader.This JCB 413S Loader was fitted with a Graco G3 Pro pump, complete with a built in controller and grease reservoir low level warning.The greasing points that are normally located on the outside of the loader arms for manual greasing, have been drilled and rerouted to the inside of the loader arm pins. This ensures a greater level of protection and to stops connections hitting off environmental objects. Steel piping that can be seen in the pictures below, was used to protect the hosing from damage and to ensure the correct amount of lubrication is received.
We maintain a vast database of machines and the parts required to fit an automatic lubrication system. We are happy to provide our customers a self-install kit to save you the labour cost of fitting a automatic lubrication system. This in conjunction with Graco excellent fitting instructions make the jump to automatic lubrication easy and even more cost effective.Click here to learn more about Self-Install Kits Pictures of the installation job done on the JCB 413S Loader. Graco G3 Demonstration Video
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Innovative new Automatic Lubrication System products announced by Graco

Graco have announced three new innovative products in their Automatic Lubrication Systems range for 2020, the Graco G-Mini Compact Pump , the Graco GLC-X Smart Controller with Auto Lube App, and the Graco Compact Dyna-Star. Graco’s products aim to provide your equipment with the right amount of lubricant at the right time and in the right place. Reducing wear and tear of machinery, minimising downtime, reducing risk of injury to personnel all while increasing productivity.


GLC-X Smart Controller and Auto Lube App
The GLC-X Smart Controller captures and provides mores information with real-time system reporting allowing operators, technicians and managers to make faster, smarter decisions. When paired with the intuitive and easy to use Auto Lube App via Bluetooth users can monitor system performance and make fast and precise adjustments all from their mobile devices. The app allows configurations of each lubrication system to be easily customized, while charting historical performance data so the right decisions can be made.

Graco GLC-X Smart Controller and Auto Lube App

Compact Dyna-Star
The Compact Dyna-Star automatic lubrication system delivers high-capacity flow( Max: 241 bars/3,500psi ), robust durability and innovative control in a smaller footprint. It will extend uptime for the toughest, most demanding machines in the most relentless of environments. Handling both oil and grease it allows for non-stop productivity for everyday needs down to -40°C . It small size allows the system to be used for limited-space applications, while being powerful enough to keep up with aggressive lubrication intervals.


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Over 100 greasing points now Automatically Greased for Kilsaran Concrete

Kilsaran concrete needed to refurbish their concrete batching plant and asked us to fit a Automatic Lubrication System. This section of plant had a history of failing bearings and the cause was diagnosed to be a lack of lubrication. Studies show that more than 50% of bearing failures are the result of improper lubrication. The costs for bearing failure adds up quickly

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Graco Automatic Lubrication System Installed onto CAT 374F L Excavator

We’ve completed a new install of a Graco to a 75 ton Caterpillar 374F L excavator.

This machine includes a custom made protection plate on the link to ensure the Automatic Lubrication divider blocks and pipes are protected in this particularly exposed area, ensuring that all points are greased with minimum disruption.

This CAT is fitted with a Graco G3 Pro pump complete with grease reservoir low level warning, and a controller in the cab, giving the operator live information and peace of mind that his machine is being lubricated

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Automatic Lubrication System fitted to Kobelco Mini digger

Another Automatic Lubrication System fitted to a brand new Kobelco Mini digger.

A lot of time went into moving grease points to more protected areas so pipes do not get broken through normal use. We try our absolute best to make our systems as reliable as possible to save you man hours

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Dual Automatic Lubrication System fitted to Caterpillar 336F L

We’ve completed an installation of an Automatic Lubrication System to a brand new CAT 336.

This machine required Dual pumps for the 2 grease types it requires, standard EP2 and Hammer Grease.

Very best of luck to Maveric Contractors with this machine.

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Automatic Lubrication System Fitted to Takeuchi TB280FR

We’ve completed an install of an Automatic Lubrication System to a brand new Kobelco Takeuchi TB280FR.

A lot of time went into moving grease points to more protected areas so pipes do not get broken through normal use. This involved removing pins and links drilling new grease points and then reassembling. We try our absolute best to make our systems as reliable as possible to save you man hours.

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Cordless Grease Guns, Get your greasing done faster

Cordless Grease Guns offer many advantages over regular grease guns, they save time and are more efficient, which at the end of the day means it saves you money; and the more grease points you have to grease, the more you will save.

Read on to see how a Cordless Grease Gun will save you money, and to see our range of Cordless Grease Guns to find the right one for your needs.

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