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We have been using the same Petro Canada grease on our farm for a long time. I have no complaints with it, just curious if others have paid more attention to the evolution of general purpose greases and what guys are using.

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I talked to an old mechanic, and owner of a tractor shop. He swears by the Case IH grease, he uses it on everything, it's kind of a brown colour, maybe someone else knows the actual name of it. But he swore but. He told me a story of a truck he had with something like 600,000kms on it and greased the front end with only that grease, and he never had to change any tie rod ends.

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i use peavey mart general purpose grease, on most bearings .. high speed and/or high load get high moly grease, two guns ..better one for the better grease, lol

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JD SD Polyurea grease

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Mobil Epic EP 102 semi synthetic lithium base extreme pressure all weather grease. No grease is best in all applications but I chose this grease years ago for how I could still pump it within reason when it gets colder in the fall. I do also use the same grease in the moly version for certain applications but some applications are not designed for use with moly.
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John Deere SD polyurea here too. We do also keep the odd tube of "corn head" grease around, some gearboxes, etc call for it specifically (thickens up when resting, liquified when in use)
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What type of Petro Canada grease are you using? We use their grease all the time. I think it is EP3 lithium grease both plain and with moly. We use the plain lithium grease for high speed bearings like on a combine and the lithium with moly for all u joints, bushings, ball joints and other high wear areas. We have had good luck with this grease and go through several cases a year. The JD polyurea is good for high temperature aplications like electric motor bearings.
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JD SD Polyurea for most things. JD Special-Purpose Calcium Sulfonate Grease with 5% Moly for pins on loader and truck hoists. JD Synthetic grease for slack adjusters and fan drives.

Also Mobil Polyrex EM for electric motors.

If I had to pick only one to cover them all (except EM) it would be JD SD Polyurea. Apparently the EP additives in most greases aren't good for electric motors as they can cause corrosion especially if they are over greased and leak into the windings.
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Shell Gadus grease here, low temp in winter and high temp in summer. Tried a few miracle greases over the years and have never found them to be any better.

My experience is less grease more often on non sealed components offers better lubrication and longer service life than miracle lubes.


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Two greases Shell Gadus for ball bearings
Red "N" Tacky for bushings

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