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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2005, 09:07:40 PM »

on my OC-46 the front roller fitting on each side is a tight fit for the adapter for the round fittings.  i just bought the fittings to convert it to a normal zerk fitting.  it seems to work okay, and i've been in some thick mud and goo with it.  also, i've been using the Deere cornhead grease.  the stuff really is like a "solid" gear lube.  it stays in the tube, but even the heat from your fingers will turn it almost liquid.  i only had a chance to run the crawler a few weeks before it got too cold for me to do any more outside projects (i have many inside projects to work on in winter).  i'll give another update in the spring once i start using the old girl again.  it looks like the cornhead grease will be the way to go though.

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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2005, 09:23:03 PM »

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it looks like the cornhead grease will be the way to go though.


Don't use grease. There have been many posts in the past on grease vs. oil in upper and lower track wheels. Do a search. Oil is the way to go.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2005, 09:19:47 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2005, 07:23:38 AM »

My question on cornhead grease is: What happens to this stuff when it is 5 degrees outside? Does it get real solid like regular grease?
 Also is this an EP (extreme pressure) lubricant that will damage bronze bushings?
I know GL-1 grade Lubricants are the best for bronze bushings, to be safe use only a GL-1 grade gear OIL, straight 90 or 140wt non detergent.
Someone was going to check with the manufacturer about the viscosity of cornhead grease, but I don't remember who it was as some of this topic was lost to the hackers on the previous forum.
I was wondering what you found out.
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2005, 10:46:19 PM »

Ray,

i called Deere and posted a reply during the hacking mess.  the tech at Deere said the cornhead grease was originally called "Track Roller and Cornhead Grease" and was developed for the old Deere crawlers.  it is safe for brass and bronze and is a "flowable" grease.  the rating is 00 like Blake said.  he told me something else and i cannot for the life of me remember what it was.  it wasn't a negative or warning though.  anyway, i plan on brining one of my chains down for a rebuild in the summer and i'll let you take a look at the rollers.  for now i would say USE CORNHEAD GREASE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  i'm going to keep using it, but i grease the rollers pretty regularly and i don't really use the crawler in the winter.  of course, i'm new to crawlers and only have about 40 hours on my OC-46.  i also plan to keep looking for a regular pump oiler at the spring auctions.

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