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Cornhead Grease In The Gearbox

Discussion in 'Winches' started by Bowbender, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Sep 1, 2018
    Bowbender

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    I got the new motor installed on my winch, so it is functional now. I'm considering replacing the oil in the gearbox with Cornhead grease. It seems that it would be suitable for this application, but I'm looking for advice/feedback on the idea.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2018
    jeeper50

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    Hmmm. my Belleview calls for 30wt oil I am thinking that the cornhead grease will not flow enough to lube the small needle bearings and low rpm nylon bushings. But hey it would stop any leaks
     
  3. Sep 2, 2018
    baldjosh

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    corn head grease in my knuckles and ross box...it would seem it seperates ? and and the thin stuff runs out as i can attest...ive wondered if this is normal.
    drips and puddles...not alot but definatly leaking. its been sitting and my thought is it needs to be "stirred up" with use...???
     
  4. Sep 2, 2018
    jeeper50

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    During my overhaul I installed a 1/8"npt hole in the bottom of the case for ease of draining lube out of it.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2018
    Bowbender

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    From what I have gathered, it is designed for lower RPM type use and "flows" more as it is working. Being grease, I'm thinking maybe less prone to leaking. It may be used in cold conditions, so that is a consideration too. More feedback welcome....
     

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