which grease?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Don32, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Don32

    Don32 LawnSite Member
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    I have some leftover (sold the boat) marine wheel bearing grease. Can I use this for my JX 75 wheels? If not, what kind? Or, is it that big of a deal?
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't see where it would hurt,it's like the old saying don't spray wd-40 in a lock use graphite.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Marine grease will work just fine.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    ^^ ditto the above.
     
  5. Metalmacguyver

    Metalmacguyver LawnSite Member
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    what about grease for spindles? will multi use grease work fine or should i try to use a special type? this is for a scag mower. thanks
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    High Temp. bearing grease is what you want to run in deck spindles and it will work fine in every thing else, So no need for two type greases or guns.
     
  7. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    How hot does a spindle get,it was brought up in conversation i stated 500 degrees,i have a laser.
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not sure how hot they get Doc, Never shot one with my heat gun. But I can say I had one come in right off a lawn with a blown cross belt and burnt the sh*t out of my forearm on a pulley. :hammerhead:
     
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    main thing to remember is not to mix lithium and sulphur greases.
    moly is a sulphur
     
  10. Metalmacguyver

    Metalmacguyver LawnSite Member
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    moly?

    and i can attest to the fact that they get hot. i was spinning them with my drill 2000 rpm estimated loaded speed for a few minutes and they got borderline too hot to hold.

    thanks for the info
     

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