Truckers may see Lucas Fifth Wheel and Slider Lube (5th Wheel & Slider Lube) on sale at truck stops.
According to the label, this product is “The Perfect Slider Lube”, it is “Slicker Than Grease” and “Lasts Twice as Long”.
A 16 ounce bottle is said to be “inexpensive”, lubricating “About Eight 5th Wheels”.
Let us see what else the label panels say…
This photo shows the front panel from a 16 ounce bottle of the product. Besides what is written above, this product says that it is “Clean and Easy” and there is “No Mess”.
Any trucker who has ever used fifth wheel platform grease knows how thick and messy it can get.
One could easily see the advantage of being able to “squirt” a product onto the 5th wheel instead of “slathering” it on.
This photo shows one of the panels on the back side of the bottle. It describes the reasons why the product may be needed. It reads:
“Dry 5th wheels are a major cause of:
“1. Front tire wear
“2. Front end wear
“3. Spring bushing wear
“4. Jack knifing
“When the roads are slick your 5th wheel better be slick too. Your ability to ‘maintain’ or ‘regain’ control of your rig could depend on the slickness of your 5th wheel.
“A well lubed 5th wheel can save OVER five hundred dollars a year on maintenance.”
This photo shows the other panel on the back of a bottle of Lucas Fifth Wheel and Slider Lube.
“Apply in thin strings over the wear part of the 5th wheel. Apply a little heavier on dry spots. Turning the truck will
spread the lube.
“Dry slider rails are a major cause of drive line damage
“For easier sliding, apply generously to slider rails.
“Long Lasting/Water Resistant.
“Clean, easy and inexpensive to use – so lube often!
“Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.
“Harmful If Swallowed.”
We want to know if this product lives up to all of the stated claims.
Also, have you ever experienced any of the problems described on this product’s labeling and had a truck repair person tell
you that if you had simply used a product like this that the damage would not have occurred?
If you are a professional truck driver and you have used Lucas Fifth Wheel and Slider Lube (5th Wheel & Slider Lube) within the last 6 months, we invite you to review it through the form below, answering questions such as these:
- For which use did you buy this product: lubricating your fifth wheel or your slider or both?
- How well did this product work on your fifth wheel?
- What climates do you normally run in that might affect the lubricity of your fifth wheel?
- Previous to using this product, how often did you need to lubricate your fifth wheel?
- Did you find that the product lasted longer than other fifth wheel lubricants you have used?
- Was the product less expensive to use than grease?
- Would you buy the product again?