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Old 02-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with soy based grease

Or other biodegradable lubricants I can use in my earth moving equipment?


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Old 02-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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most all earthmoving equipment requires a grease fortified with Molebdynum Disulfide for the pivot points. That ain't happening with soybeans
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most all earthmoving equipment requires a grease fortified with Molebdynum Disulfide for the pivot points. That ain't happening with soybeans
I found some stuff rated NLGI #2, I wonder if anyone has experience with it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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Flourine base grease like Krytox is what you need.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:23 AM   #5
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Flourine base grease like Krytox is what you need.

I'm guessing you may use it at work? (Hastelloy X, cool name. we use a lot of Hastelloy C22 and C276)
Anyway, while Krytox very good for it's intended purpose, zerk fittings on a backhoe are really not where it's used.

Also when the O.P. sees the price he will faint!
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I'm guessing you may use it at work? (Hastelloy X, cool name. we use a lot of Hastelloy C22 and C276)
Anyway, while Krytox very good for it's intended purpose, zerk fittings on a backhoe are really not where it's used.

Also when the O.P. sees the price he will faint!
Yes, it's comically expensive.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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Concours is right about grease with a moly additive being better for earthmoving equipment. I was curious about soy grease and Google didn't bring up any soy moly grease but it did bring up a whole lot of biodegradable moly greases. Seems sort of like an oxymoron and I don't know how molybdenum disulphide can bio-degrade, but them I'm not a chemist. And, I don't know what the EPA definition of biodegradable is but some of the moly greases somehow seem to pass.

Here's a link to one of the bio-degradable products

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ULT...P-Grease-6ZKW4
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Concours is right about grease with a moly additive being better for earthmoving equipment. I was curious about soy grease and Google didn't bring up any soy moly grease but it did bring up a whole lot of biodegradable moly greases. Seems sort of like an oxymoron and I don't know how molybdenum disulphide can bio-degrade, but them I'm not a chemist. And, I don't know what the EPA definition of biodegradable is but some of the moly greases somehow seem to pass.

Here's a link to one of the bio-degradable products

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ULT...P-Grease-6ZKW4
Thanks for the heads up.

I just put in an order for four cartridges from amazon at $7.89 each plus free shipping.


I'll check back in with a review of the product after I use it for a bit.
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