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Re: the best grease
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2018, 07:10:46 PM »
I've come to realize that greasing more often is better than greasing "with better".
Got a 20V Dewalt grease gun, now that Red-n_tacky flies as often as possible.

I bought the 18v version because it matches the rest of my tools.
I go through way more grease than I used to.

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Re: the best grease
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 09:44:22 PM »
You get what you pay for and, grease is not just grease.
Be sure you use a bearing grease when greasing bearings ( lb). You may have a grease that is both lb and gc (chassis). If this is what you have be sure that it doesn't have moly in it if you are using it in a high speed bearing application. Moly creates heat = bad for bearings.
Gc is important to be used for pin or pivot grease points as it is designed to stay put and keep contaminants out.
Nlgi 1 or 2 basically tells you one is lighter or thicker than the other. Kind of like 10/30 vs 5/30 engine oil.
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Re: the best grease
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 08:57:45 AM »
Used the gun a little yesterday on my Kubota RTV.
Works good except I had 2 fittings that try as I might wouldnt take grease.
Took the zerks out and made sure they were OK and heated the joints up pretty good but still no dice.
Sprayed the joints with some kroil.
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Re: the best grease
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2018, 09:06:15 AM »
Works good except I had 2 fittings that try as I might wouldnt take grease.
Took the zerks out and made sure they were OK and heated the joints up pretty good but still no dice.
Sprayed the joints with some kroil.

If none of that works get one of these



Tractor Supply has them - never had a joint that I couldn't get to take grease..

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Re: the best grease
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2018, 09:14:56 AM »
Yep... Called a grease hammer... You should always have one around the farm...
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 09:56:25 AM »
I'm goin' t' get one.  8)
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Re: the best grease
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2018, 12:03:02 PM »
I am with the any that gets used is better than any that is still in the tube crowd. You want to avoid the real cheap stuff and the high end is best at emptying your wallet.  I like the red tacky grease sold at the farm stores for about $3 a tube.  For stuff like your ATV, boat trailers and stuff that sees a lot of water you should be using a grease made just for that service but it isn't needed anywhere on your mill.
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Re: the best grease
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2018, 05:55:33 PM »
I have a GREASE HAMMER (SIC) cant find it right now but will look further and try it
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Re: the best grease
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2018, 03:41:30 AM »
Just ordered the IPA master kit off of amazon. thanks jason.weir. 

Woo Hoo catch up on my greasing projects
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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2018, 07:56:11 AM »
A lot of the fittings on my equipment are located where you cant swing a hammer, including one of the above mentioned.
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Re: the best grease
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2018, 09:28:30 AM »
A lot of the fittings on my equipment are located where you cant swing a hammer, including one of the above mentioned.
You can add a hose extension .
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« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2018, 12:03:52 PM »
Back in the mid 70's a salesman came by the mill and convinced the boss to try a new lithium based grease in some high speed bearings. So the machine chosen was an old belt driven 4 headed planer with an 8"x18" capacity. Within a week, all the grease in those high speed bearings had liquified and ran out leaving the bearings dry. I don't remember what grease we had been using before the introduction of the new. But be careful when it comes to mixing grease and trying something new. Some greases are incompatible.
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« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2018, 01:23:00 PM »
A lot of the fittings on my equipment are located where you cant swing a hammer, including one of the above mentioned.
Way back (83-86) when I was on the US Navy's Submarine Performance Monitoring Team (PMT) down in Kingsbay, we had similar problems with blocked grease lines - most of the time on a much grander scale.  A young Machinist Mate Chief by the name of Ronnie VanDiver (at the Charleston PMT) came up with the idea of using a Porta Power filled with ATF to clear the blocked fittings and lines.  What we did was modify a Porta Power (cheap porta power pump) by installing a 0-4000 PSI gauge on the outlet side and adapt the hose to fit onto the standard grease fitting.

Once we had it hooked up to a blocked line, we would pump it up to about 3000PSI and let it sit.  Sometimes it cleared right away and MANY other times it took several days and tries.  By try, I mean the pressure would bleed off as the grease softened and we needed to pump it back up.  With some of these blocked lines being very long, it would take many tries over several days.  An example of some very long lines, would be the ones that ran from inside the Torpedo Room all the way out the the muzzle doors. After the grease softened, we would pump some ATF thru the line to clear it and then pump a BUNCH of MIL-G-24139 grease thru it.  Can't believe I remember that number after all these years. ::) ::)


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