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Any recommendations for Snowblower Auger Shaft Grease???

Have noticed everyone has different opinions on what grease to use for auger shaft grease...Any common preferences??? I have some Lubriplate low temp grease(White Lith.), but noticed HS80 mentioned Red Grease???? Hear some people mention axel grease or bearing grease??
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I use Marine grease on mine.
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Have noticed everyone has different opinions on what grease to use for auger shaft grease...
If you're referring to applying grease between the auger shaft and the auger rakes, I honestly don't think it makes alot of difference which grease is used as long as the shaft is coated to prevent rust. The two are moving as a unit due to the shear bolts and I don't think even axel grease gets stiff enough when cold to prevent the shear bolts from breaking if you hit something bad. Now if it was -100 degrees it might be different but for what we see I think almost any grease should work just fine.
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Thanks HCBPH I appreciate that info...I was thinking the same as they move together but just was looking for sage advice which I think you just gave me so many thanks!!!
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I also use Marine lower unit grease in my gear box. It's very compatible with the gears and bearings/bushings inside, and also helps if any melt off water gets in it through vent.
I also drain and refill my gear box every spring when I'm done with the unit. It's a habit I picked up from winterizing my 4 outboards. Grease/oil is cheap compared to gearbox repair/replace from neglect.
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I picked up a tube of white lithium grease at the store today while I was shopping and it noticed it says the working temp is down to -40 I also remember Seeing on Donnyboy's channel he uses white lithium on the gear shift since it doesn't get hard easily.

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