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Spindle grease

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bink, Nov 24, 2000.

  1. Bink

    Bink LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    What spindle grease does everyone use? Brand, weight?
    It is time for me to restock and thought I would get
    some feedback from you guys.
     
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Shaeffers moly supreme 238,semi-synthetic.This stuff is great,doent wash off though,will not mix with water.It is not cheap at $2.50-3 a tube.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    CRC Sta Plex Extreme Pressure grease. I've had to replace 2 wheel bearings and 1 spindle bearing in 7 years.
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I use a high temperature Mobil lithium grease. I've replaced 1 spindle bearing in the past 16 seasons and that one had 3,000 hours on it and was just a bit loose, the other 2 are still good.
     
  5. UrbanEarth

    UrbanEarth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Penzoil Adhezolith. My regular supplier said that it had been pulled off the market, but the Penzoil distributor still had some $21.00CAN for 10 tubes. It's the only grease that I have found that stays in my spindles (Gravely walk behind).

    Alan
     
  6. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    PennZoil
     
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I used Amsoil moly but have switched to cheaper Quaker State. I did't really see any benefit from the Amsoil.
     
  8. Dave

    Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 315

    Grease: everybody think about it,years ago machinery lasted many years using what ever grease was avalible
    at the time,and equip.etc seem to last many years, today everybody has there own opion on what to use etc!!!I seem to think if we went back to the basic we would be farther ahead???
     
  9. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    I buy a generic grease at Sams club, 24 tubes for $14 its a lithium base EP(?) NGLI#2(? from memory it may be different)the numbers on the tubes are the same as the $3 a tube name brand stuff.
     
  10. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Anybody else try Marine grease. I've used it for years and never lost a spindle. I use it because it doesn't leak out as fast, stays put longer. I figure if it works under water on boat trailers without washing out then it ought to work fine in my mowers.
     

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