For more than 35 years, Victorian logging contractor GN & VL Leeson has been harvesting softwood forests and transporting logs under contract to Gippsland’s Hancock Plantations.
Averaging 14 hours a day, often over rough hill country, Leeson’s 20 log trucks and 36 trailers collect logs and delivers them to local and regional sawmills.
Leeson’s Transport Maintenance Manager, Ismail Kalan said, “Maintenance used to be a major issue for us. It was becoming increasingly difficult to ensure drivers were carrying out scheduled greasing and maintenance tasks.
We saw the Groeneveld automatic greasing system about 15 years ago and fitted a system to a truck that had already run 100,000 kilometres. Today, that truck has travelled an amazing 1.6 million kilometres with 28,000 engine hours - and still has the original kingpins.
Apart from a few superficial hose repairs, we haven’t had to touch the system. The truck has never stopped working and has needed no mechanical attention. Only last year this truck still even had the same springs. These were replaced; however the original shackle pins were in such good condition we were able to simply put them back on the truck.
For the last six years, every new truck we have bought has had a Groeneveld Single Line 0-Grease system fitted as part of our investment in the equipment. Its all about maximising our equipment use and saving on downtime, labour and eliminating the cost of replacing worn parts.