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#2270294 - 05/25/11 05:14 AM Best grease for lawnmower spindles?
96 Cherokee Offline


Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 311
Loc: Indiana
The local Co-op stores says high temp grease is better. How about synthetic? Is the higher priced grease worth it? Have been using Lucas Red & Tacky, but I am about out and it's time to buy another case. Thanks.

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#2270323 - 05/25/11 06:56 AM Re: Best grease for lawnmower spindles? [Re: 96 Cherokee]
deeter16317 Offline


Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 1339
Loc: SE, PA
I'm pleased with Schaeffer #274, I haven't found a single thing it doesn't work well at...I use it in my spindles, drive shafts, and other bearings in my Grasshopper.
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#2270324 - 05/25/11 06:59 AM Re: Best grease for lawnmower spindles? [Re: 96 Cherokee]
chad8 Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 1262
Loc: michigan
I use white lithium on almost everything because it is not messy , doesn't stain , works great, and inexpensive . Door hinges , boat steering cables etc... .
Hi-temp is just so 60's.
Synthetic marine grease on everything else like wheel bearings. I find it off season for pennies. High temp and stays put.

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#2270327 - 05/25/11 07:04 AM Re: Best grease for lawnmower spindles? [Re: 96 Cherokee]
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Registered: 09/13/03
Posts: 4450
Loc: Waterloo, ON
ANy grease is better than no grease at all...
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#2270328 - 05/25/11 07:07 AM Re: Best grease for lawnmower spindles? [Re: 96 Cherokee]
Dieseldoctor Offline


Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 306
Loc: tn usa
I would say you have about the right product fit for a spindle.. I dont think u need a high temp grease if it gets over 250 degrees i would suspect they'res a problem it's likely tho cheap insurance since it will less likely to seperate. I personally dont see a huge need for synthetic greases other than if you dont plan on lubricating it very often or use in automotive wheel bearing or sealed for life products.

I personally use Mystik JT-6 and they're tacky multipurpose grease.. another good selections i really like and use are pennzoil ultra and lubriplates 1200-2.

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#2270375 - 05/25/11 08:23 AM Re: Best grease for lawnmower spindles? [Re: Bluestream]
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 1090
Loc: Fl & Vt
Originally Posted By: Bluestream
ANy grease is better than no grease at all...


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#2272664 - 05/27/11 07:32 PM Re: Best grease for lawnmower spindles? [Re: 96 Cherokee]
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Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 311
Loc: Indiana
Thanks for the replies. After reading a bunch of other threads in the "Grease" forum, I think I would like to try Schaeffers. According to Schaeffers website, there is an auto parts store about 25 miles from here that carries it. smile

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