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Post by rnh2 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:49 am

What’s the best grease and why?


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Re: Grease

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:06 am

Lucas. I have no idea.
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Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:12 am

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Re: Grease

Post by Stickney94 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:26 am

I'm still chuckling about the "According to the Mrs. 1978 soundtrack" haha.

I was told by a mechanic to avoid using "moly" (molybdenum). Why? I have no idea, but he was very adament.

I just usually get the local farm store brand of hi-temp or heavy duty grease. Its usually a bright color which helps me remember which zerks I've done.

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Re: Grease

Post by Atimm693 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:55 am

I just use all purpose. Go through probably 8 cases a year.

There are greases for every application, but I don't know that it makes a be nice of a lot of difference.

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Re: Grease

Post by Redgully » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:22 pm

Bearing grease doesn't fling off and melt, use for packing wheel bearings. Not sure if your colours are the same as ours but avoid red grease and go with blue or green, it is general purpose and hi temperature, i use it on everything and works well. The red can melt off and liquify i my experience.

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Re: Grease

Post by JW IN VA » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:42 pm

Redgully wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Bearing grease doesn't fling off and melt, use for packing wheel bearings. Not sure if your colours are the same as ours but avoid red grease and go with blue or green, it is general purpose and hi temperature, i use it on everything and works well. The red can melt off and liquify i my experience.
Not all reds.I use a Castrol Hi Temp MP grease rated for disc brakes and it is red.Other brands may differ.

As far as moly grease,I think it's not supposed to be good for bearings but I do like the extra protection in high load applications like pivot pins.I use it on my gooseneck 2-5/8".
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Re: Grease

Post by Black and Good » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:56 pm

I prefer Moly as it has graphite in it. B&G
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Re: Grease

Post by Atimm693 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:58 pm

JW IN VA wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Redgully wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Bearing grease doesn't fling off and melt, use for packing wheel bearings. Not sure if your colours are the same as ours but avoid red grease and go with blue or green, it is general purpose and hi temperature, i use it on everything and works well. The red can melt off and liquify i my experience.
Not all reds.I use a Castrol Hi Temp MP grease rated for disc brakes and it is red.Other brands may differ.

As far as moly grease,I think it's not supposed to be good for bearings but I do like the extra protection in high load applications like pivot pins.I use it on my gooseneck 2-5/8".
Moly grease is good for extreme pressure and low speed bearings. They say it's too slick and doesn't have enough friction to keep high speed bearings rolling. CV joints need moly and the hammer case of my impact wrenches use it as well.

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Re: Grease

Post by Nesikep » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 am

Just use enough of it often enough
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Re: Grease

Post by Redgully » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:46 am

Nesikep wrote:
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Just use enough of it often enough
Enough being the key word, some people think 20 pumps after seeing grease is the correct amount and when something breaks and i have to fix it i need to have a bath in kerosene afterwards.

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Re: Grease

Post by jltrent » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 am

When tractor supply has their red grease on sale I buy a box.

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Re: Grease

Post by BigBear56 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:49 am

Moly grease is good for extreme pressure and low speed bearings. They say it's too slick and doesn't have enough friction to keep high speed bearings rolling. CV joints need moly and the hammer case of my impact wrenches use it as well.
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That is what I have found as well. My Kubota manual calls for moly grease. But that’s the only thing I use it on. Everything else gets high temp all purpose

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