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Plain Red grease #4449767
07/04/17 07:16 PM
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My new Ferris Zero turn mower says to use "Red grease" and not to mix greases. What is plain red grease and where can I get it? I've looked in several stores and have seen every kind of grease except "Red grease".

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4449774
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I would bet it's NLGI #2 Lithium Complex grease. Basically hi-temp wheel bearing grease you can find on the shelf at the auto parts store.

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: Reddy45] #4449797
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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
I would bet it's NLGI #2 Lithium Complex grease. Basically hi-temp wheel bearing grease you can find on the shelf at the auto parts store.


I think you might win that bet. Their owner's manuals state "Ferris Red Grease(P/N 5022285) is recommended, automotive-type high-temperature, lithium grease may be used when
this is not available."


Highly regarded Mystic JT6 high temperature grease would work AND......it's RED!!!!!!!!

https://www.mystiklubes.com/do/product/GREASE/665005002

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4449799
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As above, probably, though the phrase is pretty stupid unless you can get polka dot or plaid grease.Suits YOU sir! Ooh!

("red grease" usually means "rubber grease" but probably not here)

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4449804
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CRC/StaLube offers a red grease.

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4449835
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x2 on the recommendation for Mystik JT-6.


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Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4449841
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Valvoline wheel bearing grease for chrysler cars is red...not that color matters.

Last edited by Chris142; 07/04/17 08:34 PM.

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Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4449864
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That red grease liquefies in the summer heat; I wouldn't recommend it.

I recommend the stuff in the purple cartridge. It's a gold color.


Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4449996
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I believe that's what I red too somewhere. I also have a ferris. Unfortunately my dealer told me to use general purpose grease, so I bet it already has different types of grease in it, but then again I doubt they greased anything.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: Rob_Roy] #4450009
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Originally Posted By: Rob_Roy
x2 on the recommendation for Mystik JT-6.


x3 on the recommendation for Mystik JT-6. thumbsup


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Plain Red grease [Re: Merkava_4] #4450045
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
That red grease liquefies in the summer heat; I wouldn't recommend it.

I recommend the stuff in the purple cartridge. It's a gold color.



You sure have a high post count but I wish when a statement is made contrary to a manufacturer recommendation that some supporting evidence would be included in the post so we could make our own conclusions.


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Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4450213
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loneryder Offline OP
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Thanks for the suggestions. When the dealer set it up they greased it. Mechanic said they don't come with enough grease from the factory, especially the front wheels and spindles. They used a light golden grease. I didn't really want to put a "black" grease in with the golden stuff. Guess I'll just go buy it from them.

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4450356
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The color of the grease is just a color - It helps when you are pumping grease into zerks so that you know when the old stuff is migrating out.

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: ArcticDriver] #4450833
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
You sure have a high post count but I wish when a statement is made contrary to a manufacturer recommendation that some supporting evidence would be included in the post so we could make our own conclusions.


Supporting evidence? You want me to photograph the grease gun dripping liquid grease all over the garage floor? When you first see it, it looks like blood everywhere.

Re: Plain Red grease [Re: loneryder] #4450853
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This is what you need for your grease gun if you have red grease:


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