Classic Lodestar Large Frame - Gearing
To assure safe operation, extra long life and top performance, a regular inspection procedure must be initiated to replace damaged parts.
Load Chain: A small amount of lubricant will hugely increase the life of the load chain. Keep it clean and lubricate at regular intervals with Lubriplate, Bar and Chain Oil 10-R. Normally, weekly lubrication and cleaning are satisfactory, but under hot and dirty conditions, it may be necessary to clean the chain at least once a day and lubricate it several times between cleanings.
Chain Guides, Liftwheel: When the hoist is disassembled for inspection and/or repair, the chain guides and liftwheel must be lubricated with Lubriplate, Bar and Chain Oil 10-R (Fiske Bros. Refining Co.) prior to reassembly. Apply sufficient lubricant to obtain run-off and full coverage.
Bearings: All bearings and bushings except the lower hook thrust bearing are pre-lubricated and require no lubrication.