Spindle bearing grease

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigsnowdog, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. bigsnowdog

    bigsnowdog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I am going to grease my new Ferris mower here in a bit, and will be using the typical chassis grease I keep in my grease guns. Does experience or knowledge tell you to use some other sort of grease for spindle bearings? Nothing else on the device is critical and I am confident that any sort of chassis grease would be fine, but I wonder about the spindles.
  2. Genlandscape

    Genlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    I would use what is recommended by the manufacturer, I used to use high temp. waterproof white lithium in my JD spindles, but now my eXmarks have a sealed bearing config. Check your manual, the mfg. usually reccomends a type and grade of grease.
  3. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,139

    Use any Lithium Complex based grease and you'll be fine.


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