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Grease for V-plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by cv700, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. cv700

    cv700 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just finished installing new V-plow, how often should the hinge be greased and any suggestions on type/brand of grease?
     
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I usually grease app. every third time I use it.I run Schaeffer with moly using a needle style injector.
     
  3. greyst1

    greyst1 Member
    from 44720
    Messages: 72

    I grease weekly, and only use a petroleum based grease. This is a must!!!! Not a lithium based (which is made from soap). I use travelers from TSC, its reasonably priced and i like the quality but any petro based will work.
     
  4. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Amsoil grease
     
  5. StormRanger

    StormRanger Member
    from NorEast
    Messages: 72

    I use the Lucas red n tacky grease, and I usually only grease it once a year.
     
  6. 09Busa

    09Busa Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 138

    Lucas Red and Tacky......when it squeaks....lol........
     
  7. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Every week. I then smear the seepage on the center point to prevent rust and corrosion.
     
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Man.......you guys.........I have v plows that have never been greased since new. MVP's that are 7-8 years old. It is a good idea, don't get me wrong, but it's surely not the big issue that some make it out to be.
     
  9. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I agree... We have Western MVP's and MVP Plus's, as well as a couple Fisher Extreme V's. Owned them all since new, never greased the hinge pins on any of 'em. :p
     
  10. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    MARINE GREASE resists water real good and i grease it at the begining and end of the season
     
  11. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    before and after the season for me... That reminds me....
     
  12. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Are we slacking???? Hahaha don't worry procrastination is a guilty pleasure
     
  13. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Greases

    Texas Refining Corp (TRC #880)
    Mobile grease #28
    Aeroshell grease #22
     
  14. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    Marine grease.
    Don't know if it makes a difference. But it is made to be used in water applications and snow is water.
    Seems Like the right thing to do.
    I do it a couple times a season.
     
  15. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Any grease will repel water.Marine grease is designed for immersion in water,either sporadically or as a constant thing.You will be fine though-you're just paying more for an overkill.
     
  16. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    cold is a consideration

    the synthetic greases I mentioned have really good performance to -50F, TRC880 in particular is very hard to clean out of bearings, very tenacious stuff, takes a bit of solvent & scrubbing to get it all cleaned off, The Aeroshell grease#22 is a aviation wheel bearing grease, stays put in rain& snow right next to that hot brake disc
    Mobile #28 grease is every bit as good as the Sell product.
     
  17. dux5977

    dux5977 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I just looked mine over ...

    why isnt there any zerks to be greased? Hey wait i have a grease gun for the nose wheel on my chain saw that'll work good huh?
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010
  18. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I use a needle valve.