Recent Topics
AutoZone is having a Sale. So prices went up...
by Oro_O
06/27/17 07:12 PM
01 Tahoe Instrument cluster failing...
by mjk
06/27/17 06:27 PM
Key fob batteries lasted 15 yrs
by mclasser
06/27/17 06:02 PM
Vinegar ok to clean out swamp cooler lines?
by paulri
06/27/17 05:34 PM
More on ASRC Fluid
by BrianF
06/27/17 05:13 PM
Milesyn SXR 5w30
by Vlad_the_Russian
06/27/17 05:02 PM
Downside for aftermarket OPE starters like this?
by mrsilv04
06/27/17 04:28 PM
2015 Chevy Traverse: severe sludge
by car51
06/27/17 03:55 PM
Striker fired pistol?
by Camprunner
06/27/17 03:13 PM
'Used' cars with delivery miles
by vinu_neuro
06/27/17 03:11 PM
139 MPH nut case
by CourierDriver
06/27/17 03:05 PM
Mountain, Snowflake?
by Camprunner
06/27/17 03:02 PM
M1 0w40, 9819 miles, 2010 BMW 328i
by Patman
06/27/17 02:46 PM
Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak
by pacem
06/27/17 02:41 PM
GM recommendation: 15w50 for track driving
by dparm
06/27/17 01:15 PM
Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips
by Speak2Mountain
06/27/17 01:13 PM
Oil suggestions for 2017 Tacoma with 2TR-FE
by Matt_V
06/27/17 12:57 PM
Coolant update: 1996 Ford Bronco 302
by Sundodger
06/27/17 12:53 PM
HDEO 5w-40 vs Porsche A40 in 911 3.4 - Oil Foaming
by BufordTJustice
06/27/17 12:42 PM
Transmission pan gasket
by mickalo
06/27/17 12:41 PM
Newest Members
gwarrior4u, Airbum787, mrj1, Nutch, motorcycler
61995 Registered Users
Who's Online
101 registered (Alex_V, 2002 Maxima SE, 87sammy, A310, AlaskaMike, aquariuscsm, 10 invisible), 2379 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61995 Members
66 Forums
267124 Topics
4418090 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3218199 - 12/16/13 08:35 AM Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings?
fins Offline


Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 94
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?

Top
#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: 358
Loc: Rochester, New York
I would have to believe wheel bearing grease would work good for that application.
_________________________
2012 Ford Fusion SEL V6
2009 Mercury Milan Premier V6
VWB and Motorcraft Filters

Top
#3218407 - 12/16/13 11:50 AM Re: Best Grease for High Speed- High Load Bearings? [Re: fins]
229 Offline


Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 726
Loc: Mid Atlantic
Chevron delo EP grease and Castrol Pyroplex are two that are well regarded.
_________________________
Eneos Dealer

Top
#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: 259
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.
_________________________
ASE Certified in Med/Heavy Truck Service including A9
Heavy Equipment Repair, Fleet Maintenance
Real Cars Rattle and Smoke a Little

Top
#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: 3139
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!

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


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 9132
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.
_________________________
You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.

Top
#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

Top
#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: 11734
Loc: The Motor City
I agree with Tom. Lawn mower bearings are not considered high speed bearings.

Top
#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: 557
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.

Top
#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.

Top