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Old 03 July 2009, 05:32   #1
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Trailer Grease

Although the topic has most likley been covered before and not that technical, does anyone hava a prefered grease to lubricate the bearings in boat trailers?

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Old 03 July 2009, 07:31   #2
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yep but always worth thinking about. the appropriate grease is essential for peace of mind on boat trailers.
The thread from pre history is here
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Unfortunately the Castrol Heavy referred to is no longer available and we use some stuff now that is produced to lubricate offshore installations equipment
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I use Castrol SX2 in mine which is a grease designed for open gears on deck machinery

I have a twin axle trailer built on Land Rover hubs and so far in the three and a bit years I have had it, the two front hubs are still on the original bearings and the rear two have had one set of bearings each side, about a year ago, which I reckon is pretty good going.
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I use Rocol Saphire Aqua, no probs in the years I have done so.
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In a previous place I worked they had a big tub of Fifth Wheel grease, used to lubricate the artics Fifth wheel tow hitch assembly. This was super sticky stuff and designed to be used in all weather conditions. However I stopped short on using it for wheel bearings as I didn't have enough info to make an informed choice.

Has anyone else used this grease? And what's it like?
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In a previous place I worked they had a big tub of Fifth Wheel grease, used to lubricate the artics Fifth wheel tow hitch assembly. This was super sticky stuff and designed to be used in all weather conditions. However I stopped short on using it for wheel bearings as I didn't have enough info to make an informed choice.

Has anyone else used this grease? And what's it like?
bloody 'orrible,
works tho'
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Can't fault Lubrimatic marine grease. Tried a few brands over the years, but impressed with this. Normally change the wheel-bearings every year, but this year - they were still as good as new.
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