Anyone have experience with soy based grease

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  1. toothy

    toothy Grin

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


    Thanks.
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  2. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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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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  3. toothy

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    I found some stuff rated NLGI #2, I wonder if anyone has experience with it.
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  4. Hastelloy-X

    Hastelloy-X Been here awhile

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    Flourine base grease like Krytox is what you need.
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  5. NJjeff

    NJjeff Long timer

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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!
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  6. toothy

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    Yes, it's comically expensive.
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    Langanobob Been here awhile

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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/ULTRALUBE-Moly-EP-Grease-6ZKW4
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  8. toothy

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    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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