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Grease Pump: The best options for your garage

Reducing friction between automotive components is crucial to preventing wear. As such, a grease pump is an essential tool in any garage.

The tool allows you to use lubricating fluids efficiently, for example, when pumping oil under pressure and avoiding waste.

Read on to find out what this lubrication tool is and how it can be helpful in your garage.


What is a grease pump?

Grease pumps are used to pump grease to lubricate parts in industrial production or mechanics.

In short, grease pumps apply lubricants to industrial equipment such as engines, gears, or other components.

An essential lubrication tool for any car repair shop, it lessens friction between parts, preventing wear and improving the driving force of car components.

It consists of a grease tube, a pump that pressurises the lubricant, and a distribution system that sends the lubricant to the desired lubrication points.



What are grease pumps used for?

In car garages, grease pumps are used to carry out maintenance on various automotive components, such as bearings, universal joints, and other movable elements. How? By applying pressurised oil, helping reduce the amount of lubricant used.

In addition, they allow the oil to be distributed evenly over the necessary components, therefore allowing the friction to be lessened between parts, cooling them, and avoiding them coming into contact with external materials such as water or earth.

Grease pumps and guns are used in lubrication processes but for different purposes. Find out which below.


What is a grease gun?

Grease guns are hand tools used to apply lubricant to hard-to-reach areas or those that require precision, such as bearings, gears, or chains.

The tool consists of a metal tube with a nozzle-shaped end used to apply the lubricant. The gun can be manually activated to control the flow of oil.



What types of lubricating grease pump are there?

There are currently different types of grease pumps available on the market, each with its own characteristics and specific applications.

The main types of grease pumps are:


  • Manual grease pumps

Manual grease pumps are ideal when the amount of lubricant required is relatively small, and the lubrication frequency is low. It is easy to use and does not need to be connected to a power source or compressed air to work.


  • Pneumatic grease pumps

Pneumatic grease pumps use compressed air to apply the lubricant, allowing you to control the flow and the amount of oil applied. In addition, this type of pump applies lubricant over long distances and at heights.

Grease pumps are generally coated in a durable outer shell made of aluminium or steel. However, some models may have a reinforced case or, in some cases, may have no outer shell at all.

Tools supplied without an outer shell are designed to be used with factory-supplied products in cartridges.


Tips for using grease pumps

To achieve the desired results without incident while complying with all applicable standards, take note of the following recommendations:

  • Read the user manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations;
  • Before starting work, make sure that the device is functional. In the event of a malfunction, contact the manufacturer;
  • Follow all rules regarding organisational safety in a car garage. To do so, ensure your eyes and skin are protected;
  • Do not use the device near sources of fire;
  • Have a clean cloth nearby so you can remove lubricant from the surface of the pump, as it is easily soiled when loading the pump;
  • In the event that there is no air valve in the device, do not tighten the lid too tightly once it has been loaded;
  • Clean the tool once you have finished, using cloths that leave no residue;
  • Store the grease pump in a clean, dry location with an air temperature no lower than +5 °C.

Depending on the tool size, you can always use a tool cabinet to store your lubrication tool. This ensures that it is not damaged or exposed to dust or other circumstances that may damage it.


Which grease pumps are available in the KROFtools catalogue?

The KROFtools catalogue contains grease pumps that will help lubricate a range of car components. Find out what they are.


450cc grease gun



This tool applies lubricant in a volume of 450 cubic centimetres.

Click on the image to find out more about our 450cc grease gun (Ref.3238).


Pneumatic and manual grease gun



A single device provides you with both a pneumatic and manual grease pump. To use it, simply replace the tips to get the desired result.

Provides 1.0oz of grease every 100x strokes.Compatible with 500cc grease cartridges.

Click on the image to find out more about our pneumatic and manual grease gun (Ref.3236).


Air operated 50:1 grease pump 730mm



This pneumatic grease pump has a compression ratio of 50:1 and a working pressure of 8 bar and can reach a flow pressure of 400 bar. It uses 120L of air per minute through the 30mm diameter suction tube.

Click on the image to find out more about our air operated 50:1 grease pump 730mm (Ref.3530).


Manual grease dispenser 13Kg



With a tank capacity of 13 kg, this pump has a 2.5 metre 1/4″ hose with an output pressure of between 350 and 400 bar. In addition, it has a grease gun with a flow of 250-300 min.

Click on the image to find out more about our manual grease dispenser 13Kg (Ref.3560).


Grease dispenser KIT with 20-60kg trolley



Another practical option is this pneumatic grease pump with trolley, which can be transported practically and safely through any garage.

It comes with a 310mm bucket lid and a 310mm membrane lid. It includes a 1/4″ x 4m grease gun.

Click on the image to find out more about our Grease dispenser kit with 20-60kg trolley (Ref.3520).


How much does a grease pump cost?

Prices vary depending on tool specifications and coating. In general, the price of a grease pump can vary from tens to hundreds of euros.

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