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#3218199 - 12/16/13 08:35 AM Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings?
fins Offline


Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 85
Loc: ohio
Have been reading the oil forums for years.......but just started reading all about grease. All kinds of grease red, moly, marine, synthetic, hi temp, etc......

I have a 72" finish mower behind my tractor......the bearings on the blades operate at pretty high speed and under some load.

What would be the best grease for this type of operation?

Would the same grease be recommended for wheel bearings?

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#3218267 - 12/16/13 09:28 AM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
johnnydc Offline


Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 356
Loc: Rochester, New York
I would have to believe wheel bearing grease would work good for that application.
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#3218407 - 12/16/13 11:50 AM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
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Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 722
Loc: Mid Atlantic
Chevron delo EP grease and Castrol Pyroplex are two that are well regarded.
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#3218418 - 12/16/13 12:03 PM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
Dufus2 Offline


Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 252
Loc: Virginia
Tacky Red grease with a 70 lb Timkin rating would do better than just plain chassis grease. Usually the industrial grease does well due to the hammering load of the gearbox pushing against the blades. Chevron, shell, schaffers they all have a good product that is not real expensive.

I used shell alvania and a few others with good results. Now days, I use Amsoil grease and their GLC is excellent, or the Truck grease.
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#3218764 - 12/16/13 05:06 PM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 2520
Loc: Kentucky
Originally Posted By: fins
What would be the best grease for this type of operation?


Here's what I use: http://docs.mystiklubes.com/msds_pi/M20026.pdf

Excellent performance & available at your local Wal-Mart for $3.67.

Pick up a battery powered gun and grease often!

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#3219022 - 12/16/13 09:11 PM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
tom slick Offline


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 9022
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
The good news is you don't technically have high speed bearings. High speed bearings are about 10k rpm and above. A good grease rated for wheel bearings should serve you well.
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#3392113 - 06/08/14 11:04 AM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
Raybo Offline


Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 62
Loc: Clearwater ,Florida

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#3400346 - 06/18/14 07:13 AM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 11456
Loc: The Motor City
I agree with Tom. Lawn mower bearings are not considered high speed bearings.

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#3408390 - 06/27/14 11:04 AM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
ironman_gq Offline


Registered: 04/30/14
Posts: 498
Loc: MN
I've always used disc brake wheel bearing grease. Mystik is what most of my stuff gets, it's cheap and not a bad grease.

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#3452529 - 08/11/14 03:54 PM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
kawzak Offline


Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 29
Loc: South Tx usa
At my work we designed a piece of equipment that had alot of heat and had a thrust brg that was subjected to both. At first I was going to use Dupont Krytox-extreemly expensive (typically I think it is in alternator brgs). However ater much research we decided on Redline brand CV-2. It handles both issues very well. it does turn brown-but I was told it would. We have been running this grease for over 2 yrs now. It works for us.

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