Red Max EP 100 Grease is a calcium based grease engineered to perform in the most difficult and harsh environments that are found in the drilling industry. By designing a grease like Red Max to effectively perform and protect in extremely wet and highly loaded applications, Red Max Grease was engineered to outperform any grease in any application. When deciding on which grease to use, there are four critical areas to consider. They are wear protection, extreme pressure / load ability, water washout, and oil separation. Ask yourself, why did you choose the grease currently used in your operation? Did you choose a grease that is resistant to moisture and water, or one that works in extreme pressure applications, or a grease that offers zero oil separation, or a grease with superior wear protection? If all these areas are important to you, then you need only one singular grease, and that is Red Max EP 100.
Superior Extreme Pressure Abilities
Red Max scored an industry high 100 pounds when it was tested on the Timken OK Load Test. Scoring a 100 Timken OK Load is on average over 90% higher than standard or conventional greases. To provide an example of Red Max’s extreme pressure characteristics, visualize the crown of a drilling rig. The crown was designed to have the ability to support the weight of 2 to 3 miles worth of drill pipe. This massive weight develops a need for critical lubrication at the contact areas. Red Max EP 100 Grease was initially designed to perform and be effective in providing important lubrication for the crown of a drilling rig. This is an extreme example. With its industry setting standard 100 pound Timken OK Load, expect Red Max EP 100 to surpass any of your expectations when using it in your heavy equipment. Red Max excels when used on ball joints, fifth wheels, and any application that is exposed to extreme pressure and heavy shock loads.
Superior Wear Protection
Red Max was subjected to the ASTM 4 Ball Wear Test. It scored a very impressive .33mm wear scar. Compare this low wear scar mark to the average industry conventional or traditional grease and you’ll find Red Max to offer 80% to 120% better wear protection. This means Red Max provides you a substantial safety net if your equipment is operating in extremely difficult conditions. You want a grease that has the strength and ability to reduce friction and wear over long arduous conditions. Be confident Red Max will protect your equipment unlike any other grease on the market.
Resistance to Water and Moisture
Another area where Red Max exceeds industry standards is in its ability to perform effectively by its resistance to water and moisture. When standard or conventional grease will wash away when in the presence of water, Red Max is immune to water. Red Max utilizes specialized thickeners, adhesive / cohesive agents, and other unique additives that give it its amazing resistance to water. Red Max has found a home protecting marine type equipment because of its ability to lubricate, minimizing rusting, corroding, and seizing when equipment is exposed day in and day out to moisture and water. Red Max has found a customer following in the trenching and construction industry due to equipment in both industries typically having to deal with high amounts of moisture and water. Red Max is the water resistant grease of choice. When water pumps are working overtime, bearings have to be protected throughout these difficult conditions. Red Max has proven to be the grease of choice here also.
Lower Grease Consumption
Red Max utilizes shear resistant heavy duty adhesive and cohesive agents. They provide Red Max with a stringy, tacky consistency. This tackiness gives Red Max the amazing ability to cling and remain on any surface it is applied to. Regardless of the shock load or the exposure to extreme amounts of water, Red Max does not pound away, sling off, nor does it ever leave critical components exposed. Red Max’s tackiness and clingability create a tough barrier against dust, dirt, and other contaminations. When using Red Max over a period of time, heavy equipment operators notice a dramatic reduction in grease consumption and a reduction in equipment downtime and longer equipment life. Red Max can typically provide a 50% annual savings in grease consumption, downtime, and parts expenditure.
Every heavy equipment operator has noticed oil bleeding and thickener cracking when looking inside a grease container. This oil bleeding and cracking are signs of a grease’s instability. The question needs to be asked, if a grease if becoming unstable, cracking, and bleeding while in its container before it is even applied and used within heavy equipment, then how well can it be expected to effectively protect equipment when in use. Red Max EP 100 was formulated to be extremely stable. It offers zero oil bleeding and separation. It will not crack, harden, or become thin. It remains consistent even during extended periods of storage. When asked to perform under the harshest of environments over very long durations of time, Red Max does not thin or nor thicken and maintains its original NGLI rating.
Top Tier Additive Package
What sets apart Red Max EP 100 Grease from competitive and conventional greases is the extremely high standard and specialized process that is required to blend Red Max. Better base stocks, superior thickeners, high levels of additives, all uniquely blended together to make a superior grease. Beyond the higher levels of additives used, Red Max EP 100 also utilizes Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). By adding PTFE to an already superior grease, Red Max gives an extra layer of protection by providing a grease that is able to lower friction, provide anti-stick capabilities, and enhanced corrosive protecting capabilities.
Red Max is extremely versatile and can be used safely in most applications. If operating temperatures were to exceed temperatures that consistently reach 200 degrees Fahrenheit or more, then for these higher and more extreme high temperature applications, it is best to use our Ultima 2100 Grease.