I know this topic has been beat to death in multiple threads, but none of the threads I've looked at have a good logical answer.
I'm getting ready to change the lube in the gearbox on one of my mower decks. What is the best lube to use? Ariens specs a No. 000150 moly multi-purpose grease. #2 grease was just recommended in another thread by another forum member. Is #2 equivalent to the #000150 that Ariens specs? #2 seems a little thick to me and is typically used in ball and roller bearings. In a gearbox, thicker grease tends to make a cavity where the gears spin, thus starving the gears of lube. I personally like #00 grease in a gearbox. For those not familiar, #00 grease is a pourable, stringy grease that will flow back down to the spinning gears. Some people make a 50/50 mix of gear oil & grease to make it. I actually did this in the last gearbox lube change I did, and it's still going strong.
I mainly ask because I'm not familiar with the #000150 MMP grease that Ariens specs. If the #2 is an equivalent replacement, I'm good with that. I tried searching for some specs on the Ariens MMP grease, but had no luck. Is anyone here familiar with the Ariens MMP grease?