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mixing grease?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by shane772, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. shane772

    shane772 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I had a guy remove/sharpen/replace my blades on my Ferris Hydrocut a few days ago. When I walked out to pay him he had greased all the zerks as a "bonus" to me. He added 5 trigger pulls of white lithium grease and I had been using green automotive grease. Is this going to be a problem? Do I need to remove everything and clean out and start fresh? I hope not, lol. Thanks for any input. :usflag:
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Bearings don't know white from green, Just keep mow'n.....
     
  3. shane772

    shane772 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Thanks, I appreciate the input!
     
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Hope you don't mind me piggybacking another grease question on, but since you mentioned Ferris, and grease types, I thought I'd ask...

    I'm completely new to walk behinds.
    Just bought my first - a Ferris 36" Comfort Control DD. In the manual it states:
    Color me stupid, but what is "red grease"?

    Is that a "Ferris" grease, or is it a common type of grease that can be purchased anywhere?
    When the dealer prepped it for me the day I picked it up, he had pumped it full of what is obviously a red-colored grease.

    I don't mind paying a bit more for it if it's "better" than the lithium grease, as I want to take good care off my new mower - I just don't have any experience with grease types.

    Help a tard out, wont'cha please? :eek:
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Any automotive high speed high temp bearing grease will work just fine in spindles and even non high speed bearing applications (caster wheels/idler arm pivot joints etc.). So no need for two guns with different greases.

    Color of the grease depends on the brand/company, I've seen red/white/tan/green/black and use blue in which all are high temp bearing greases.

    Sooo, Just pick a color and grease-r-up !
     
  6. shane772

    shane772 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    OakNut, I just bought some grease yesterday from the auto parts store, it's Red N' tacky made by Lucas. It had the highest dropping point of all I looked at and that's why I bought it.
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334


    http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/1865/grease-compatibility
     
  8. shane772

    shane772 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    That is a great chart . . . unfortunately I don't know what complex/whatever he used, only that it was white and I associate that with "white lithium" grease
     

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