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polyurea grease?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Just wondering if anyone uses polyurea type grease on their mowers?
    If so do you use it in the spindles also?
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I guess nobody uses this stuff?
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I've never heard of it...what is it exactly? Or how does it differ from the red stuff?
  4. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    I'm Just Guessing here...But Poly May work real well In The deck spindles.
    Its used a lot In constant running motors.
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    I use Amsoil synthetic grease in most everything. LOVE IT.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Well, this type of grease is most well known for being John Deere's grease of choice (internet search), but I actually first saw it on Timken's web-site (bearing maker).

    Anyways, it's a grease that first came out a long time ago when they were looking to thicken grease, make it ooze out less, ect. But it really did not catch on well because the first generation of it was NOT compatible with lithium base greases.

    That is also in a nutshell the difference between the 'red stuff' and this. Almost all of the red greases are lithium based. This stuff is polyurea based.

    I'm really surprised. I thought the Deere owners would chime in because it seems most of them don't use anything that doesn't have a Deere emblem on it.

    Anyways, I have a tube of the stuff here. After reading "polyurea grease" on Timken's website I had to see what it was all about. Maybe it's silly, but I'm curious like that. Never seen Timken grease here, so I found the Deere stuff at a dealer in the next town when I happened to be there for something else.

    Looking at this grease, it's dark green stuff and stinks real good. What's different that I see is the texture and flowable appearance. It's THICK, seems almost too thick and somewhat drier. I mean you can take the cap off it, turn it upside down and it doesn't move. No oils or anything come running out either.

    Call me wierd, but I find this stuff interesting. Now I don't know what type "red stuff" you use Rod, but what I use is like the great penetrator... There's nothing you can put it in that it will not weep out of when good and warm. Like 80 and above. It even weeps out around the threads of my grease gun. So it comes out of anything you put it in on the mowers.

    This polyurea stuff doesn't 'look like' it would do this.

    It looks like it 'might' be good for applications like spindles.
    Not sure about general purpose though.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Interesting...think I'll give it a try. Thanks.
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Yeah, I think it's interesting too.

    I just feel I need to get a little more educated on it first.
  9. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    I'm telling you Castrol Pyroplex Blue......the only way to go.
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    You don't use John Deere factory filled and recommended grease?
    Shame on you... don't you know if it don't have a deere on it, it's not supposed to go in it?

    J/K... LOL :laugh:

    I've kept my eyes open for some of that Castrol Pyroplex Blue, but I haven't seen any anywhere. What is it Mike, a lithium grease? What do you like about it?

    Are you familiar with this polyurea grease I'm talking about that deere uses?
    If so, can you tell us anything about it?

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