SKF Hydraulic Driven Lubricator eliminates need for manual lubrication of construction and off-highway equipment attachments


August 15, 2011

The SKF Hydraulic Driven Lubricator offers an innovative solution for lubricating construction and off-highway equipment attachments (including hammers, breakers, pulverizers, shears, and grapples, among others).  This robust lubrication unit automatically lubricates attachments using an integrated pump driven by the hydraulic oil itself.  The technology has been optimized to perform in the toughest operating environments and reduces the need for time-consuming and often dangerous manual relubrication.

Operating benefits include increased machine availability, reduced maintenance costs, improved worker safety, and reduced risk of wear and breakdowns.

The hydraulically driven lubricator uniquely incorporates a patented pump design.  The pump’s drive is provided by its drive piston, which is pressurized on an alternating basis by the machine’s hydraulic circuit via a hydraulic changeover valve.  The piston performs either in a suction or delivery phase as long as the machine and/or attachment is in operation.  The result is that the pump feeds the right lubricant in the right amount at the right time.  Delivery rates can be adjusted or reset to meet operating requirements.

The SKF Hydraulic Driven Lubricator is easy to install by fitting the unit directly on the attachment.  The unit has been engineered to perform ideally with chisel paste, which is typically recommended for rugged equipment exposed to harsh environments.  Users can quickly and easily fast-change the lubricant cartridge when necessary.

Contact SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, PA 19446.  Phone: 800-440-4SKF (toll free).  Email:  Web site:

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