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What works for you?

Hello guys,
Would like some insight in what works for you, despite manual recommendations.

My blower is a disc drive system. When I opened her up, I noticed that the planetary gears are lubed (Arctic grease), but there's no lube (grease) on the drive gears or the large 56 toothed gears.

1- went to dealer and asked them what they would recommend to lube the toothed gears and hex drive shaft, they recommended anti seize (showed me a bottle of Permatex #80078), that it works good in cold weather, stays slick and won't fling off.

What do you guys think and/or use?

2- Like a new car I'd like to prevent or minimize surface rust from forming on her, like on bolt heads, auger housing, shoot. Was thinking of spraying dry silicone all in auger & impeller housing and inside shoot for slickness and rust prevention. Thinking of same or waxing the outside and spraying the bolt heads after with the dry silicone.

What do you guys think and/or use?

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I just use regular grease from the grease gun, but here we don't get the -25 temperatures that some places do. It is pretty rare that we see 0, most often the low for the winter is maybe 5 or 10.
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I use the red Lucas grease. I think it's called "RED AND TACKY" grease so it doesn't fly around. All you need is a light coat. Don't put too much on.
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Bardahl Chain Lube. Won't fly off and works down past -30. The drive gears on my old Mastercraft/MTD are still like new after 20 yrs.

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The gears that drive the wheels do not turn very fast, the larger one turns slower I believe, the smaller one turns substantially faster so a grease that is tacky and won't spin off does not matter, however I think it's still a good idea to use a tacky grease myself but only that area, and only synthetic. For the hex shaft I use only Lubriplate synthetic grease, not tacky, a thin thin really thin coat. For anti seize the past 60 years I use only a graphite based Never Seize. I have 2 others but I don't like them as much and am trying to use them to get rid of them but only in applications that I feel are pertinent.

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For the past few years I have been using disc brake calipar grease. silicone based does really well with cold temps. And I have not had to reapply every year and everything looks like new. As with any lube make sure that nothing gets on the disc drive parts
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Anti-seize is good for threaded connections, that's what it was designed for. It's not designed as a lubricant for metal on metal sliding or turning. In applications where it's exposed I've seen it dry out faster than white lithium. It's a very poor choice for the hex shaft. As recommended above a very, very thin coat of grease or even just a couple drops of engine oil. I've done both, spreading them with a finger and in my experience I think the grease holds up better. I like synthetic wheel bearing grease as I have a small tub of Mobil 1 on hand for refilling my bearing packer. For a chain I use a dedicated chain lube but a good grade of grease would work equally well IMHO. As mentioned the gears and chain aren't going to be moving very fast so you don't have to worry about anyting being slung off. But that doesn't mean you should just gob it on either. The hex shaft is another matter as it's above the drive plate the friction disc rides on. Best to cover it with a rag when lubing the hex shaft and you might still want to wipe it down with something that's a good grease cutter like carb or brake cleaner or even something along the lines of 409.

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Thank you all for your posts. Seems that synthetic grease is the most commonly used.

Is there a particular reason why no one wanted to answer #2, keeping surfaces slick and rust prevention?
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For my machines I have used a paste wax but that is a PIA to do. I am looking at the product called F11 sealant. I have read good stuff about it and it says its really slick . Also water based which is not a problem as a lot of new coatings have gone water based to meet VOC standards. I have had 2 people tell me that snow, salt, water dont stick and runs right off.

So I am going to put it on once I get it. I am also thinking this may work really nice inside bucket and augers and impeller/chute.
I do not know about the rust inhibiting as the wax worked really well for that.
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