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    What is the proper way to grease a ball bearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe826barnett
    What is the proper way to grease a ball bearing?
    How far is up? Why is a duck?
    Come on we need a lot more info than "a ball bearing".
    ...lew...

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    As to amount, most bearing places recommend 1/3 of the free space.

    Dave

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    Greasing or packing a bearing is what you want to do. The grease must be forced into and through the bearings and cage holding them. Be generous in the amount of grease but not to excess. Of course the bearing must be cleaned and dry of old grease, dirt, etc.
    It depends on what the bearing is being used for to consider the type of grease you need to pack it with. It is best to get a high quality wheel bearing grease especially if the bearing is to be used in a heavy, high speed application. If not, it won't do any harm. Likewise, you should use the grease required by the manufacturer of the item using the bearing. This is highly critical in greasing any bearing - do not make a misjudgement on the type of grease. Inspect and replace any seals that may be used in the assembly as necessary.
    Hope this helps.

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    Joe, If these bearings are to be used on mower deck spindles or in any other potentially wet environment - Do Not use a Lithium grease because it absorbs water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo
    Joe, If these bearings are to be used on mower deck spindles or in any other potentially wet environment - Do Not use a Lithium grease because it absorbs water.

    NLG#2 lithium complex grease is recommended by Cub Cadet. It repels moisture.

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