What would be an example of when to use each one of these?
I'm not sure what the marketing scheme of these products are. I.E., what niche they occupy. Maybe the industrial line? They seem to have good, average attributes and are similar to other basic grease lines.Crimson
- other companies market as "multi purpose" grease. It is a lithium base
grease with less high temperature tolerance, lower timken extreme pressure, etc.. Use for general purpose, low "needs" applications around the farm, etc.. Not for disc. brake wheel hubs (need higher temp. rating). Tends to be the "budget" grease.Cerulean
- other companies market this as extreme pressure,high temperature grease. This is an lithium complex
base grease with higher temperature and timken extreme pressure capabilities. It "should" be good for bearing hubs of disc brake vehicles. In my opinion, this is the most common, best general use grease (lithium complex) that covers "most" average use needs. Pallidium
- similar to the Cerulean, with the traditional 3% moly added. It is better for shock loaded, sliding applications like the bushings on a tractor front end loader. I believe it is not recommended for U joints (needle bearings slide instead of spin). It's use for ball/taper wheel bearings has no consensus (Ford recommends moly wheel bearing grease,others not.). For extreme industrial applications of "sliding" parts, there are 5% moly greases.
In the Mystic line https://www.mystiklubes.com/Category.do?code=GREASE
The above greases would be similar to green tube multi purpose, red tube high temp, and gray tube high temp. with moly..
Some people associate the grease colors red, blue, green, etc. as higher quality. It's just dye and makes it no better than regular honey/tan color grease.
Someone correct me if necessary. My grease expertise is marginal.