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Old 05-11-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default John Deere Lubes...

Got to travel out to what's left of rural New Jersey today and stopped at a John Deere dealer to pick up some Corn Head grease and Slip Plate. They told me that they're not carrying the Slip Plate any more (at least at this dealer) 'cause it doesn't do what someone thinks it should. Is this a local phenomena? Also, is the Corn Head grease good to use in a steering box as well as the universal? Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Hi Pete. I think most farm stores would have slip plate(graphite paint)available. I own an independent farm supply store here in the midwest and have it in gal., Qts. and aerosol cans. It's a good product. I have not used cornhead grease in a steering box but don't see why it wouldn't work. Just MHO.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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Got to travel out to what's left of rural New Jersey today and stopped at a John Deere dealer to pick up some Corn Head grease and Slip Plate. They told me that they're not carrying the Slip Plate any more (at least at this dealer) 'cause it doesn't do what someone thinks it should. Is this a local phenomena? Also, is the Corn Head grease good to use in a steering box as well as the universal? Thanks!
I used to get it for my JD 45 combine with a 234 corn head. I think Case/IH sold something similar
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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I Googled John Deere Corn Head grease and found a source in Iowa and ordered it online. I couldn't find it locally.
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I just got some cornhead grease yesterday. I orded it from a John Deer dealer. I think it should be good for steering boxes. JMHO Frank pkny
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:47 AM   #6
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Don't know the stuff, but if it is really grease it is not good for a gear type steering box unless it is actually runny. It will wipe away from the action and leave a cavity unless it is liquid...you can only use grease in ball type steerings that continually drag it back into place. Box needs 140 or similar.
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The container on the cornhead grease says gear boxes and nlgi grade no. 0 . Will not drain from gears during idle periods.
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Thanks all! I got the corn head grease OK. I was planning to use the Slip Plate in some leaf springs, but I do have a roll of liner and I'll just use that unless I can find the Slip Plate "locally" sooner.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:16 AM   #9
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I need to follow up on the online cornhead grease! seems there are no cornheads around here, local dealer said they can get it but I have to buy the whole case.
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I ordered 3 tubes of John Deere Corn Head Grease from this dealer online. Very good service and prompt delivery.
http://www.greenpartstore.com/John-D...-AN102562.html
They are a good merchant to deal with.
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Google Dow-Corning,They sell a brush on molybdenum disulfide product,that may be similar to slide plate.
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I ordered 3 tubes of John Deere Corn Head Grease from this dealer online. Very good service and prompt delivery.
http://www.greenpartstore.com/John-D...-AN102562.html
They are a good merchant to deal with.

Thank's for the link!
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:33 PM   #13
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While out at Hershey this week, I asked a local if there was a John Deere dealer nearby. He gave me directions and I found it before leaving for home. I asked for "Slip Plate," which they didn't have but they did have (and I bought) "Superlube Synthetic Dri-Film Lubricant." Is this the stuff or is it a totally different animal? It's supposed to have Teflon in it.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #14
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I just filled my steering box with Penrite Steering Box Lube. It's halfway between a grease and an oil, and is quite sticky. It looked so good I'm going to put it in my universal too. From what I've read online, it might be a similar consistency to cornhead grease.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:34 PM   #15
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John Deere's web-site has a video of the corn head greas in action. Those that are curious will be surprized at how fluid this stuff gets when in motion but how solid it quickly becomes when at rest again. It's some pretty amazing stuff.

Dow makes Molykote (molybdenum disulfide & graphite) in paste (#1000), brush(#106), and spray (#321) forms but I haven't had to get any for a while so am unsure about availability. I have to buy it by the case so it lasts for quite a while.

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Old 10-09-2010, 05:42 PM   #16
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I use it all the time....if you need some contact Dandridge equipment in West Tn.
http://jddealer.deere.com/dandridge/
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Easy to find STP does a great job in my 35 ford steering box. It steered like a log wagon until I replaced the 140 lube with STP.
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I use it all the time....if you need some contact Dandridge equipment in West Tn.
http://jddealer.deere.com/dandridge/

Thanks for the tip, Just returned and man that was a long drive. But I didn't have to pay shipping
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