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Postby Joeandmack » Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:17 am

Question to the wise; What brand of grease do people suggest. I recently acquired a 58 cub and am going over it. I figure this may be as polarizing a forum as the ones i've read on here about oil, but appreciate any words of advice or caution. Thank everyone

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Re: grease

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:03 am

The only specific requirement is for the throw-out bearing. You want the cheapest grease available, so that the oil flows out of the carrier and into the graphite bearing. Tractor Supply green tube grease works well here. As for the other grease points, whatever you use on your other equipment would be fine. No need to get too fancy, though.
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Re: grease

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:50 am

I guess I’m a bit of a grease snob! My usual grease gun has contained nothing but Mobil One synthetic grease for, at least, the past 30 years. I’m a firm believer in that stuff! My 40 year old Kubota has all it’s original mower spindle bearings, still quiet as ever. Always used the Mobil! It’s not cheap but I think it’s worth it.

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Re: grease

Postby Peter Person » Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:44 am

Don McCombs wrote:The only specific requirement is for the throw-out bearing. You want the cheapest grease available, so that the oil flows out of the carrier and into the graphite bearing. Tractor Supply green tube grease works well here. As for the other grease points, whatever you use on your other equipment would be fine. No need to get too fancy, though.


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Re: grease

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:07 am

One comment often said about engine oil, which is also true of grease, is that the cheapest we have available now is far and away better quality than the best available when the bulk of the Cubs out there were new (47-54 era).

Even the green tube tractor supply grease is more than adequate for any part of the tractor.

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Re: grease

Postby Joeandmack » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:35 am

Thank you, for the information. Want to verify what Don said, that the green multi-purpose lithium grease should be used for the throw-out bearing? would that grease also work for the other parts of the tractor also? Appreciate the help.

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Re: grease

Postby Peter Person » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:58 am

Yes, it would be fine for other lube points. As Matt pointed out, even “cheap” grease if today is better than the specified product of 60-70 years ago.
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Re: grease

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:59 am

Yes, the green tube grease would be adequate for all the grease points on the tractor. That’s what I use.
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Re: grease

Postby offrink » Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:43 pm

I dot the cheap stuff for the TOB but I use red and tacky for the rest.

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Re: grease

Postby Barebones » Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:57 am

Synthetic grease for me. My steering was much too tight after rebuilding and was hoping for some wear to make it easier to steer. After a while it remained too tight, so I decided to pump the front end full of synthetic grease. Doing so made it much better to steer right away.

Probably won't "wear in" now, but the grease made it acceptable. Also, use synthetic oil in everything and have for decades.

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Re: grease

Postby Glen » Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:25 pm

Hi,
Barebones, one thing you could check on the steering gear is the nut at the bottom, on the arm, if it is too tight, it can make the steering too tight.
It may need loosening slightly.
The cotter key only goes through the nut in a few positions, so the adjustment may need to be set slightly loose, to not be overly tight.
You could jack up the Cub at the center, under the front axle, so the weight is off the front wheels, then you can turn the steering wheel from side to side, and check if it turns freely.

You need to loosen the bolt through the arm so loosening the bottom nut will have any affect. :)

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Re: grease

Postby AHS » Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:07 am

Just reading your comments. I don’t think my throw out bearing has been greased in years. Does the throw out bearing have a grease zerk on it? How many pumps are you supposed ti give it?

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Re: grease

Postby Bill V in Md » Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:59 am

AHS wrote:Just reading your comments. I don’t think my throw out bearing has been greased in years. Does the throw out bearing have a grease zerk on it? How many pumps are you supposed ti give it?

There should be a grease fitting on the bottom of the throw-out bearing, which is visible when looking through the inspection hole (unless the bearing was installed upside down). There should also be a small hole on the opposite side of the throw-out bearing for excess grease to escape. Pump the grease gun until grease comes out of this hole.
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Re: grease

Postby Urbish » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:14 am

It doesn't hurt to smear a little on the face of the throw out bearing with your finger or a long cotton swab as well. Don't just glob it on though, as you don't want grease getting on the clutch face.
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Re: grease

Postby BigBill » Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:01 pm

Tsc offers a moly grease at a decent price.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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