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Reduced Wear and Superior Performance from Bel-Ray’s Biodegradable Open Gear Lubricant

October, 2013

Top-producing mines worldwide can now experience top-performing lubricants for their draglines and shovels while maintaining critical environmentally friendly requirements. Bel-Ray’s new Biodegradable Open Gear Lubricant offers a solution to these mining operations by offering this high performance biodegradable open gear lubricants.

Bel-Ray’s Biodegradable Open Gear Lubricant is a biodegradable, semi-fluid, multiservice open gear lubricant for walking draglines and electric rope shovels. Based on proprietary renewable base fluids and polymers, extreme pressure, anti-wear, and other task specific additives are included in this revolutionary product that performs at higher levels than many of our competitors' non-biodegradable products.

Due to the increased component life that occurs as a result of using this revolutionary product, unscheduled downtime and lost production is reduced.

Mining operations will experience a number of benefits, including:

  •  Readily Biodegradable.  >60% biodegradable in 28 days with negligible environmental residue.
  • Multiservice functionality. This single lubricant can provide superior protection in a wide range of applications.
  •  Reduced consumption leads to lower lubrication and related costs, including disposal and housekeeping expenses.
  •  Extreme pressure properties to increase performance.
  •  Increased anti-wear capabilities to minimize parts replacement costs, unscheduled downtime, and lost production time.

The multi-service functions of Biodegradable Open Gear Lubricant allow for a single lubricant to be used for multiple applications.


  • Draglines
    • Open Gears
    • Plain Bearings
    • Rollers and Rails
    • Propel Mechanisms
  • Shovels
    • Open Gears
    • Plain Bearings
    • Dipper Sticks and Handles
    • Rollers and Rails
    • Lower Works
  • Industrial open gears, pins and bushings, and sliding surfaces.

Biodegradable Open Gear Lubricant