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Old 04-28-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default John Deere corn head grease

I read about JD corn head grease for trains and rear end when I went to the dealer I found the grease in tubes. So how do you put the grease in the trains and rear end or do I have this totally screwed up.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:50 PM   #2
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The corn head grease should be used in the universal joint housing for the u-joint. Not in the rear end, use 600wt. What do trains have to do with Model A's?
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:56 PM   #3
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600 wt oil for transmission and rear end. Corn head grease for universal joint
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:58 PM   #4
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Transmission not trains, trans got changed to trains, will have to reread the text closer next time
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:35 PM   #5
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Cornhead for the steering box. Warm it up before trying to put in.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:24 AM   #6
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Grease (of any kind) in the steering box? This doesn't sound right. I use the same lube as in the transmission and differential. And no, the steering box doesn't leak.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:25 AM   #7
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PS: I do use JD cornhead grease for the U-joint.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:56 AM   #8
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Use JD for both the steering box and the universal.
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:27 AM   #9
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The warning to "never put grease in the steering gear" per Ford Service Bulletins and other sources is well published.
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:47 AM   #10
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John Deere Corn Head grease is made differently than regular grease, like axle grease. It clings to the gears instead of running off when the gears stop moving. It is a different type of grease that will work in a steering box. I am pretty sure it will work fine in a steering box.
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John Deere Corn Head grease is made differently than regular grease, like axle grease. It clings to the gears instead of running off when the gears stop moving. It is a different type of grease that will work in a steering box. I am pretty sure it will work fine in a steering box.
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Has been recommended for a while - it's "sticky" more like the original STP is sticky.

But STP is NOT a lubricant.

Sorry. 1930 was a good year - but some things have improved since then.

Certain greases being one of them.

I have greased corn heads using JD corn-head grease and think one is challenged to correctly call it a grease. I don't think it an emulsion at all (like traditional grease.)

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John Deere Corn Head grease is made differently than regular grease, like axle grease. It clings to the gears instead of running off when the gears stop moving. It is a different type of grease that will work in a steering box. I am pretty sure it will work fine in a steering box.
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I have JD Corn Head grease in my 1931 68B steering box for two years, it works great. I did try heating it in boiling water to allow easier adding to the steering box. I found that the viscosity did not change much, almost no change. I finally spooned the corn head grease into a restaurant type plastic catchup dispenser and squeezed the dispenser to get it in the steering box. Then I tamped it down with a round dowel, so I could add more. I then checked the grease level frequently until the level remained the same.

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"Corn Head Grease is a carefully formulated lithium 12-hydroxystearate grease with oxidation, rust and corrosion inhibitors, extreme pressure (EP) additives for antiwear and heavy shock loading, and a special polymer to control oil separation during storage. The base oil used is a high viscosity index lubricant which provides excellent stability under various temperature conditions."
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:03 PM   #13
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I have dedicated grease gun from Harbor Freight loaded with the corn hd tube. Also, a removable pipe plug in the bottom of the steering gear. Pump until it runs out and then check grease fitting at top of casting. Turn steering wheel back and forth to work in grease.The top "zerk" is installed in a brass "adaptor" that fits the stock thread and can be removed by hand to check level. The steering gear takes quite a bit from the tube.
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Use JD for both the steering box and the universal.
No thanks, but you go ahead. I'm sure it will be just fine.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:44 AM   #15
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I understand why many of you have changed to JD grease. The stuff works, and works well.

I pump it into the zerk opening until it comes out.
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