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What kind of lube should I use?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by RobbieB, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Standard duty 7.5'. For the half moon rail where the plow pivots side to side. I am looking for a good lube that might stay on for more than two pivots.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Try the almighty FF.
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    u cud try this... lol jp

  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I second the Fluid Film and keep an extra can in the truck.
  5. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    My boss won't spring for the fluid film and I know if I pay for it out of my own pocket I won't get my money back so I guess it's back to good old grease.
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Try Schaeffer's synthetic with moly.On pin and bushing applications on my off-road iron,it always stays put,lasts longer, and is more slippery than anything I've ever seen.I inject it on the center pin on my Boss V-plow--works great.
  7. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Robbi are you having problems with the quadrant ("half moon rail thing") screeching or making noise when you angle the blade?

    Or do you simply want to lube it as PM?
  9. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    No, no problems. Just wanted to put something on there to keep it from binding. It was a bit rusty.
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    BB I am also looking for grease for that half moon, I have used FF but I can see clean bright worn spots on the half moon, I think (also) that some thing thick and pasty would work good in that spot.

    However, I have drank the coolaid on FF, I think it is majic for rust and metal protection.

    So any pasty grease suggestions?:salute:

  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It isn't even necessary to lube the quadrant at all actually. A little rust and worn paint is normal..but if it's actually binding due to being dry then something is wrong (bent).

    If your just trying to prevent wear, it's much more important to periodically grease the pivot bolt that the quadrant actually pivots on than it is to lube the "half moon" part.

    You can use a little chassis grease or dry graphite spray on it though if if gives you peace of mind. :)