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Choice between only two greases #4621366
01/02/18 07:42 AM
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I am wondering if I would see less pin and bushing wear on my excavator if I use Schaeffers 238 Ultra Supreme Waterproof Grease vs TSC Traveller 3% moly grease? I realize the Schaeffer will last longer but I can make up for that with a shorter grease interval. Schaeffers is $8 per tube vs TSC at $3 per tube on sale. Please keep it to these two greases. Thanks

Re: Choice between only two greases [Re: liberty] #4621502
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for a sliding load I would think a 5% moly grease would be even better?

And the schaeffers is 5% so the answer is yes.

Of course you could just buy a different 5% grease and it would be better than the 3% too.

edit: I'm showing no 5% moly grease at TSC..

you could go for https://www.amazon.com/Amalie-Pro-Tac-Moly-Grease/dp/B008QDIAA0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1514907233&sr=8-3&keywords=5%25+moly+grease

its 10 tubes for 42$ shipped.


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Re: Choice between only two greases [Re: liberty] #4621625
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Schaeffers 238 Ep Moly Grease is excellent in this application!
Schaeffers 238

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Re: Choice between only two greases [Re: liberty] #4621945
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The Traveller grease is 3%. I guess the question is whether %5 moly will reduce wear significantly more. The Amalie link is a good price for %5 moly. Not sure if the Schaeffer is worth twice the price.

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Originally Posted By: liberty
The Traveller grease is 3%. I guess the question is whether %5 moly will reduce wear significantly more. The Amalie link is a good price for %5 moly. Not sure if the Schaeffer is worth twice the price.

A lot more to grease than moly%

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Re: Choice between only two greases [Re: liberty] #4622440
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Posted in error

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Re: Choice between only two greases [Re: liberty] #4623139
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If those were my only two options, I'd have a bunch of Schaffer s in short order

Re: Choice between only two greases [Re: liberty] #4629724
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The Schaeffer's grease will stay in the pins/bushings long after that TSC grease is gone. You can grease more often, but which pays more...running the machine, or running a grease gun?


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Re: Choice between only two greases [Re: salesrep] #4631158
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Originally Posted By: salesrep
Originally Posted By: liberty
The Traveller grease is 3%. I guess the question is whether %5 moly will reduce wear significantly more. The Amalie link is a good price for %5 moly. Not sure if the Schaeffer is worth twice the price.

A lot more to grease than moly%


I must say, "You make a very excellent point, SIr."

I'd use the Schaeffers.


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