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best grease?

Discussion in 'Lubrication' started by Canadian_digger, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. BigChris

    BigChris Member

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    Writing on my Chinese IPad…I have not problem with Chinese products, but I’ve always just used the Mobil 222 because it’s supposed to be good for just about everything and I don’t want to buy a lot of different greases. Should I be considering just a regular multi purpose?
     
  2. Pyro4x4

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    There have been a lot of good greases mentioned here. The best I can say is look to buy your grease from a company that specializes in lubrication. Not from a diesel supplier that has lubrication. Of course the names mentioned here could be ranked for quality but it all depends on the price of the product as well.
     
  3. blitz138

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    I agree somethings out of china work, but it certainly raises some flags. I wouldnt trust it on machines that mean your livelihood.

    Id say a multipurpose EP grease.
     
  4. frntlinetechsup

    frntlinetechsup New Member

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    Global lubricant companies have the ability to produce some of the best greases. Companies that are fully integrated with an upstream, midstream, and downstream operations. China is certainly a player, http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/articles/2014/02/biofuel-china.html
    Shell's largest grease plant is being built in China, quality will not be issue.
     
  5. CM1995

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    frntlineteschsup what's your association with Stryker Distributors?:cool2
     
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    CM1995 Administrator

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    Please take a moment to read the Forum rules, specifically this section -

    Since you are associated with Stryker Distributors, this is you "freebie".
     
  8. Allgood

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    My eyes crossed while reading this thread, so I just skipped to the end. I ended up with a case of Cat #2 EP with molly dropped off instead of what I regularly use in my grease guns. In my uneducated greasmanship, I compared the ratings etc., and they seemed the same as best I could tell. The only thing that seems weird is that this case of Cat brand grease is white in color. In the opinion of you educated greaseheads (a compliment, not an insult), since I ended up being told to just keep the case of grease, will it work fine in greasing the numerous grease points on my excavators, tractors and track loaders? I'm not into arguing what is better etc. I've been using the red Lucas Tuff Tac stuff for decades (because that's what I got with my first machine) and I've never had any issues. Heck, on my mowers my spindles show no measurable wear after 2000 hours which pleases the heck out of me. I really am asking if I can expect the same good qualities out of the white colored Caterpillar brand (yes, I'm aware that Cat doesn't make grease) grease tubes as I have the Lucas I've used forever?
     
  9. Nige

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    What Part Number of Cat grease do you actually have ....?? From that number I can tell you what spec it is.
     
  10. dixon700

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    I use Mobil delvac extreme grease or wally world high moly or tsc traveller's 3% moly grease. I've never had any issues.
     
  11. twraska

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    Blitz, can you please contact me, email in profile.
    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  12. dixon700

    dixon700 Well-Known Member

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    Lately been using the travellers multi purpose hd lithium grease from tractor supply. Well the store made a mistake and I ended up getting 10 tubes for $1.89 before I could notify them of the mistake. So i figure for that price o can just throw the grease to her .