ANY SMART tribology man with not too much residue sludging his circulation would doubtless confirm, if pressed within sight of a public bar, that with the complete disappearance of the old total‐loss lubrication systems one of his greatest potential sources of luboil gallonage today lies in the maintenance and servicing of earth‐moving and construction equipment; especially when veritable armadas of such plant and machinery are deployed in lines abreast and astern across three or four counties in some mammoth and costly project such as motorway construction. A valid reason for holding this view is, in fact, the large body of opinion amongst construction workers that lavish lubrication, tantamount in some instances literally to bathing equipment in oil, is a relatively inexpensive form of insurance against storm and tempest and the rust pestilence—and who should deny them? Hence they appear to the observer clocking up the barrels to dispense materials on site, particularly oils, with the largesse—nay, carefree abandon—of an army in the field, bless their little Lovibond hearts.
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