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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 07:02 PM

What kind of lubricant is good for steering gears (and other parts) that are exposed to dust and dirt?



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 05:03 AM

Many of mine have a zerk fitting so, I just use my grease gun. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 05:32 AM

What does the operators manual recommend? If you use a heavy grease it tends to gather dirt and grass clippings and needs to be cleaned out regularly. On my JD compact they recommend a synthetic lubricant for the loader joystick linkage, 3 point hitch pivots, etc. It's made by a company called Synco in New York. http://www.super-lube.com  JD sells it under a different name in a green can but I think it's the same stuff.


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 07:11 AM

Well, i find using wheel bearing packing grease works good and usually is cheaper in the long run, works good for coating exposed pto shafts, couplings, preservation of exposed steel and such that the grease can be wiped off when it is needed.


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