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Cornhead grease?
#1332364 Sun Nov 03 2019 01:50 AM
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Really? Ive read, I dont know how many forums, conversations, and opinions about John Deer Corn Head Grease to be used in steering boxes. Sounds like a great alternative to leaking gear lube from faulty, worn out seals. Soooo, today I decided track down the closest Tractor Supply and get me some of the good filling ive read so much about. Well low and behold the closest place to me was apr 30 miles away. No biggie, Ive got time and a good excuse to spend alitta car time with my wife that loves road trips to boot. I decided to look myself for a bit, then realized I have no idea what kinda tube or package this awesome lube is in. After ive smoked my wife on mission up and down every isle including shoes, toys, and dog supplies, I thought id ask for some help. No such item exists. The lady even looked in the computer for anything even close to the name in which I gave her for what I was looking for. Whats up with that? Discontinued? Misinformed? Or were the posts that I read that old and the hired help and the computer thought I was in the wrong store searching for a made up fix all, for seeping gear lube spots that are all over the garage floor? Never the less, my wife didn't mind the quality time together...…...

Re: Cornhead grease?
glenns towing #1332366 Sun Nov 03 2019 02:06 AM
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I think that John Deere Corn Head Grease is/was grade 0 - Tractor Supply used to sell it.

Steering Gear oil/grease (self-levelling grade 00 grease) is grade 00
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/super-s-cotton-picker-spindle-grease-00

https://www.classicchevy.com/champion-00-manual-steering-box-grease.html

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Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Cornhead grease?
glenns towing #1332370 Sun Nov 03 2019 02:27 AM
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Well good to know. Better late than never. Wife will be happy. lol

Re: Cornhead grease?
glenns towing #1332373 Sun Nov 03 2019 02:44 AM
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Just purchased some a couple of weeks ago at a John Deere dealer it comes in standard grease gun cartridges.Works great in the steering box.

Re: Cornhead grease?
BobF #1332377 Sun Nov 03 2019 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by BobF
Just purchased some a couple of weeks ago at a John Deere dealer it comes in standard grease gun cartridges.Works great in the steering box.


What he said. Any John Deere dealer should have it.


Rich

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Re: Cornhead grease?
glenns towing #1332386 Sun Nov 03 2019 04:52 AM
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the 00 cornhead grease from tractor supply comes in a quart jug like 90 wt.


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Re: Cornhead grease?
69Cuda #1332394 Sun Nov 03 2019 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 69Cuda
the 00 cornhead grease from tractor supply comes in a quart jug like 90 wt.

Supposedly Corn Head Grease is NLGI 0 - this probably does not matter


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Cornhead grease?
glenns towing #1332396 Sun Nov 03 2019 12:38 PM
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Tractor supply carries Super S Cotton Pickers Grease (I kid you not), that is equivalent to John Deere Corn Head Grease and is NLGI 00.

They also carry 90wt mineral gear fluid for our transmissions. I just picked some up yesterday.

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Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
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12v w/ Alternator
Re: Cornhead grease?
glenns towing #1332397 Sun Nov 03 2019 12:46 PM
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I had the same exact experience that Glenns Towing had in one TS. I walked around all the aisles trying to find it but to no avail. I asked the sales help and they couldn’t find it nor did they know what it was I was looking for. I went to another TS and they were well stocked and they knew exactly where it was.

Last edited by Phak1; Sun Nov 03 2019 12:55 PM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Cornhead grease?
glenns towing #1332398 Sun Nov 03 2019 01:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 29,985
ace skiver
"Tractor supply carries Super S Cotton Pickers Grease (I kid you not), that is equivalent to John Deere Corn Head Grease and is NLGI 00."

For the record, again:

Corn Head Grease is NLGI 0 and Cotton Picker's Grease is NLGI 00
They are not equivalent, but, the difference might not matter?
The spec of original steering gear grease is/was NLGI 00


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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