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    Grease?

    Can I use the John Deere Multi Purpose HD Lithium Complex grease as an all purpose grease for my new 2038R. The manual lists this and the Polyurea as the recommended greases, but doesn't say much more. After reading through the past grease questions on this site, it seems that a lot of people use many different greases for different parts of the tractor. One grease for everything sure sounds nice! I already bought a case of the HD Lithium and now I'm wondering if I still need to buy other types of grease. Thanks guys.
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    You willbe fine with the grease you bought. I use Moble 1 grease. Is it better. I don't know it was easy to find when needed.
    But get your self a power grease gun. I use a Milwaukee brand but are many out there to choose from.
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    How many squirts goes into each loader zirt? On my little X580 two pumps at every zirt is enough but on this new 2038 I have no idea. I have a lot to learn.
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    You will be fine with what you have. Just be sure and use it often. I second the comment about the 18 volt Milwaukee grease gun. I have it with the lock-n-lube tip. Can't be beat. I actually have the original lock-n-lube and the extended one. I use the Deere synthetic grease and the polyurea. Most greasing problems come from not using it. Good luck
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    Synthetic used to be cheap (relatively speaking),
    then the price went up,, WAY up.
    I went back to lithium,,,

    I got a case of lithium, and a case of moly lithium (both JD)

    I try to use the moly in all spots that are like loader pivots.
    Bearings, I use either.

    I may switch to all moly when the case of lithium is gone.
    Locations like the gauge wheel pivot points on my Woods mower really dry up fast with lithium.



    I have to grease the pivots at least three times as often as the wheel bearings.
    The spindles,, I can not tell,, they are enclosed,,
    I usually grease more often than necessary,, I hate changing bearings,,,
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    I use Lucas #2 red and tacky on everything and I will second(or third or fourth) the Milwaukee m18 grease gun. Set her at 4 pumps per grease fitting and everyone is happy.

    I recently researched grease myself and you will give yourself a headache reading it all. My summary after a few hours on many different forums is that a regular greasing is waaaaaay better than extended intervals with a “better” grease. Also it is not great to switch between lithium and the polyurea they don’t play nice. In summary for myself after a few hrs research I’m sticking with my reasonably priced and readily available Lucas Red and tacky for all of my greasing needs tractor, trailer, wheel bearings etc.

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    Yank,

    I will bet you that your case of grease will last you waaaaay longer than you think.

    A tube of grease is about 400 grams. One grease gun pump or stroke delivers 0.5 to 3.0 grams, depending on the type and model of gun. A hand grip gun delivers the smaller amount, while a lever type gun delivers closer to the high amount per stroke. So, a tube will deliver between 130 strokes from a lever gun and as many as 800 strokes from a hand grip gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredDoc View Post
    Yank,

    I will bet you that your case of grease will last you waaaaay longer than you think.

    A tube of grease is about 400 grams. One grease gun pump or stroke delivers 0.5 to 3.0 grams, depending on the type and model of gun. A hand grip gun delivers the smaller amount, while a lever type gun delivers closer to the high amount per stroke. So, a tube will deliver between 130 strokes from a lever gun and as many as 800 strokes from a hand grip gun.
    Then why is my hand pump grease gun empty E-V-E-R-Y time I go to use it? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemoore98 View Post
    . Also it is not great to switch between lithium and the polyurea they don’t play nice.

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    Depends on the Polyurea grease formula, specifically the thickeners used (conventional or shear-stable types).

    The shear-stable formulation are fully compatible with all other greases.

    The JD SD Polyurea Grease, part # TY6341 is fully compatible with all other greases.

    Here is a cross-compatibility summary chart of numerous type of greases. I=incompatable, B=borderline, C=compatable
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