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#4568249 - 11/08/17 07:56 PM Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease
earthmover1980 Offline


Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 12
Loc: SW Michigan
What brand of 5% moly grease do you use on your excavator, loader or other earthmover? I have tried Conoco Phillips 5% moly, DA lubricants 5% moly, Brad Penn 5% moly, Mobil xhp 322, and others. I find these nlgi 2 greases to be too thin and not tacky enough. What suggestions could you offer me on brand, type, and performance? Our biggest issue with Grease is pound out, especially with older equipment with some hours on it.I guess the best product I have used is the Brad Penn lc5. Opinions????

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#4568257 - 11/08/17 08:04 PM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
jhellwig Offline


Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 1567
Loc: Ottumwa, Iowa
Schafers is loaded with moly also. John Deere has a moly grease also.

I would recomend replacing pins and bushings if you are having pound out issues. Different grease isn't going fix that and it is only going to get more expensive to repair if you try to work through it.
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#4568270 - 11/08/17 08:14 PM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6269
Loc: MI
Contact BITOG member Damon. He has heavy equipment lube experience. I "think" that he recommends Schaeffers 238. It has water proof aluminum complex thickener, 5%+ moly, and is available in #3 (thicker) grade.

http://www.schaefferoil.com/documents/123-238-td.pdf


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#4568786 - 11/09/17 11:12 AM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 12392
Loc: The Motor City
Depending on the nature of poundout, you may want to consider a thinner grease. Micromotion applications, such as universal joints, need thinner grease so the grease can reflow under the surfaces once it has been pushed aside.

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#4569423 - 11/10/17 03:47 AM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Jddan Offline


Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 32
Loc: New York
I'm still waiting to hear from a couple of neighbors as to their experiences with TRC Moly 800 crown & chassis and Moly Paragon 3000. Maybe this be a good excuse to bust out the backhoe and do a little testing...

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#4570306 - 11/10/17 08:33 PM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Rudy1999 250 Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 126
Loc: Brighton MI,
TRC MOLY 880 Crown and chassis---yes 5% MOLY.. I have Great luck with my Dixie Chopper and Scag ZTR Riders.

They have a Mousetrap type of thing that they use as a Demonstration for what a grease and how it wound Literally Pound out.



Edited by Rudy1999 250 (11/10/17 08:33 PM)
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#4570541 - 11/11/17 06:46 AM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: Rudy1999 250]
Rudy1999 250 Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
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Loc: Brighton MI,
The TRC Demo shows how the others ...will pound out ,,, theirs does not.

Paragpn 3000 and 880 Crown and chassis will not.
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#4572572 - 11/13/17 09:33 AM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Bigbill Offline


Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Ct. Usa
Tractor supply offers a moly grease too. Not sure of the %. I been purchasing moly grease from www.tsmoly.com

Beforethe moly grease I was using heavy duty grease for construction equipment. Seeingtie rod wear with standard greases it was time to get a extrame pressure grease.


Edited by Bigbill (11/13/17 09:35 AM)

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#4574478 - 11/15/17 04:48 AM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Rob_Roy Offline


Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 981
Loc: Northern, NY
TRC 880 with Moly, or Schaeffers 238. TRC 880 w/ Moly or Schaeffers 274 would be a better choice for winter work than the 238.

We have been using TRC 880 in everything for 10 years, and I do not even remember the last time we replaced pins in anything other than equipment that was purchased used. Have never found it necessary to use the moly version.
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#4574635 - 11/15/17 08:09 AM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Jddan Offline


Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 32
Loc: New York
Rob Roy, what equipment you running? I've asks a couple of neighbors bout trying moly or the paragon 3000 after using regular 880. Resonse most of the time is "why?"

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#4575645 - 11/16/17 12:40 AM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
rossum Offline


Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Washington
Premalube Xtreme by certified labs.

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#4578056 - 11/18/17 01:45 PM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Rob_Roy Offline


Registered: 10/26/08
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Loc: Northern, NY
A Cat D8T, and D6. Volvo 160 excavator, Bobcat S220 skidsteer.
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#4578138 - 11/18/17 04:18 PM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Rudy1999 250 Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 126
Loc: Brighton MI,
I think that TRC 880 Crown and Chassis with MOLY would work great for you.
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#4594292 - 12/04/17 06:29 PM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: Rob_Roy]
Jddan Offline


Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 32
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: Rob_Roy
A Cat D8T, and D6. Volvo 160 excavator, Bobcat S220 skidsteer.

That ought to be adequate for testing!

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#4605761 - 12/16/17 07:16 PM Re: Best, 5% Moly Heavy Equipment grease [Re: earthmover1980]
Dieselfume1 Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 9
Loc: MT
Aluminium complex grease is not as waterproof as calcium complex..... just cheaper. TRCs grease is the latter, you can guess what everyone else is... there's a reason their grease costs more, and it's not the because of fancy pamphlets, labels, bottles, hats or merchandice.

Moly 880 ftw, Moly Paragon if you need high temp.


Edited by Dieselfume1 (12/16/17 07:18 PM)

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