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Old 07-24-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
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what type of grease or brand to use

just wondering what type of grease does every one use for the tri glide pin box, and every were else on their trailer.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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I just a high temp wheel bearing grease in everything & again right/ wrong?
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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I was just going to order some canisters for my RW and wondered what brand to use...I was looking into Royal Purple 01312 NLGI No. 2 High Performance Multi-Purpose Synthetic Ultra Performance Grease or Sta-Lube Marine Grease for Boat Trailer Wheel Bearings or Lucas Oil 10301 X-Tra Heavy Duty Grease
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:29 AM   #4
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I probably won't grease anything until I redo the bearings so I'm not mixing grease. Have no idea what Redwood used.

I haven't messed with the Tri-glide yet - and now I think I'll wait after Dave's story! Somebody has already greased mine as it has grease residue on it.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:08 PM   #5
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I can say it actually helped mine - much softer 'bangs" when starting and stopping!!!

I used this grease and gun, but didn't pump 3 or 4 tubes into each jerk (er, ah, on edit zerk !!! )...

I came from a motocross background and replacing seals because you blew a seal by putting too much grease in it was the first thing you learned

so I just did a few squirts with a flexible extension in each of the 9 zerk fittings.
I think there were 9...3 on each side and 3 in the middle ???

towed for a bit and could tell it could use more, so added a bit more until the metal to metal sound softened..

So far no blow by.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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I used less than a tube of grease in the 9 zeros. Pumped ~6-8 times in each zerk.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:18 PM   #7
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wheel bearing grease?

Any suggestions about which kind to use and method?
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:28 PM   #8
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I have the same question. I'll probably just repack mine. I haven't been using the zerks, in fact don't think I have them on my Kodiak disk brakes.
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Packed 2-3 times now & used a high temperature synthetic, I'm currently out of it, but pretty sure it was Lucas. Not sure it requires any special brand just what you feel comfortable with.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:00 AM   #10
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I agree with Danny....I did use the zerks though and didn't have any problems at all. If you have the electric brakes I wouldn't use the zerks because others have had some problems with seals.
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:46 AM   #11
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wheel bearing grease?

Any suggestions about which kind to use and method?
I just pulled my hubs off and inspected the brakes, seals and hand packed the bearings and replaced the seals.
Found no grease leaking into the brake area at all.
The bearing grease was a little soupy so I cleaned the bearings and hubs and bought Valvoline Hi Temp Synthetic Grease to repack the bearings with.
It should hold up better to the heavy loads and constant travel of our Redwood, guess time will tell.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:27 AM   #12
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I just replaced all of the wheel bearings/races with Timken product and used Timken brand red grease. The following links:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00

I will see how this holds up.
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There was a tech question in Trailer Life about how often to grease the zerks on the hubs. The person greased theirs about every 1000 miles and the brakes were covered in it. They were told, NEVER use the zerks. They were only ever intended for boat trailers.

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I would agree, I will never use the grease zerks on my hubs / axles.

I guess I am old school, I want to pull the hubs and inspect the brakes annually so I might as well pack the bearings at the same time and put new seals in, cheap insurance and peace of mind !!!
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I don't even use them on the boat - same issue - grease on the brakes.

Now that I'm out of warranty () - I will say I don't really know if mine has zerks. I have the Kodiak disk with that plastic screw on cap and I don't remember seeing a zerk.
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I just replaced all of the wheel bearings/races with Timken product and used Timken brand red grease. The following links:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00

I will see how this holds up.
If you use Timken grease on Chinese bearings, do the bearings disintegrate? ......Or do they just do that anyway?
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I don't even use them on the boat - same issue - grease on the brakes.

Now that I'm out of warranty () - I will say I don't really know if mine has zerks. I have the Kodiak disk with that plastic screw on cap and I don't remember seeing a zerk.

Brad,

I also have the Kodiak disk brakes. Each spindle does have a grease zerk on it and while I had the hubs off, I pumped in enough grease to clear out the old grease, cleaned it off and probably won't use the zerk again until I repeat the process of re-packing the bearings next year.
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If you use Timken grease on Chinese bearings, do the bearings disintegrate? ......Or do they just do that anyway?

I don't know the answer to that........actually I was surprised by how good the chinese bearings looked when I took them out, but, I replaced them with Timken anyway. I was also surprised that Kodiak was using chinese bearings instead of Timken.

I decided Timken bearings/races should work well with Timken grease. Will see how they hold up.
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I was also surprised that Kodiak was using chinese bearings instead of Timken.
Ya I remember you saying that so I'm hopeful mine are holding up as well. Thanks for the info on the zerk. I had all the wheels off but had a different mission in mind at the time. I looked at that cap and never bothered to check for a zerk.
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If you use Timken grease on Chinese bearings, do the bearings disintegrate? ......Or do they just do that anyway?
As long as the axle nut is bi-lingual you should be okay
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