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Grease for Auger Box - Toro 521

The new gear is now on its way so I can put the gear box together.

Then it hit me, where the heck do I get grease from? It seems the service manual talks about a "Lubriplate MAG-1" specialty grease for the this (and a bunch other) Toro models. I found a single place online where they can sell one cartridge instead of a 10 pack.

Still, anyone has any info on what other brand/type is the same as the one Toro specifies? And yes, I have tried every search I can think of in Google and other search engines.. no luck. I did find some "amsoil" brad grease but it talked about "off road" and more automotive related.

it is always good to know there are alternatives.
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I found a 14oz cartridge at one of the local auto parts stores, can't remember which. I then transferred some of it to a plastic 150ml syringe (ordered online), and used the syringe to final fill the auger case thru the plug opening. Works well.

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I found a 14oz cartridge at one of the local auto parts stores, can't remember which. I then transferred some of it to a plastic 150ml syringe (ordered online), and used the syringe to final fill the auger case thru the plug opening. Works well.
Interesting!
i'll go around the auto parts stores here and see if they have any of that lubriplate mag-1 grease and thank you for the tip to use a syringe. I was wondering if I should put all grease before assembling the case or if I should find something to fill it up with through that hole.
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I filled around all the internals as best I could before assembly (using the syringe), then the rest with the syringe thru the opening after closing. If you use the syringe throughout, you can track how much you use. The manual has the amount specified.

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I put a Needle Type Tip on my greasegun for that kind of Application, Available at Parts Stores.
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Well, never found any grease whatsoever. I event went to a small engine shop to ask what they would use and the reply was "if I ever need to open the gear box, I would just buy the whole assembly. Cheaper that way for the customer".

Kept jumping from one snowblower store to the next until a guy from the service center of one of those told me to use liquid grease (NLGI 00) instead.

I wonder if I should do that or not.
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I recently put together a list of #00 grease sources. That first one is #0 but the rest are NGLI #00 This isn't everyone out there just want I found when I had some time to search. Anyone with additional sources please PM me.
You should also be able to find it at most small engine or lawn and garden dealers with repair shops.

John Deere AN102562 14oz tube $5.72 Amazon
NLGI Grade 0

Oregon 4049H 32oz $18.30 Amazon

Prime line SME 706612 32oz $13.49 NAPA

“ PRI 7-06612 32oz O’Reilly

Stens 770-123 32oz $17.72 Amazon

Super S SUS 111 32oz $4.99 Tractor Supply

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This no. 1 grease is specified in a bunch of gearboxes and will suit your needs just fine. It is available ordered from your local NAPA in 16oz. tub.


https://www.lubriplate.com/Lubriplat...93fe76947f.pdf

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I have a Toro 724 and the MAG-1 grease is available at Amazon. I think ebay also carries it. But, $20 for a 14 oz. tube is expensive. I'm still trying to decide whether to use the grease specified by Toro, or go with 80/90 gear lube.




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I have a Toro 724 and the MAG-1 grease is available at Amazon. I think ebay also carries it. But, $20 for a 14 oz. tube is expensive. I'm still trying to decide whether to use the grease specified by Toro, or go with 80/90 gear lube.


https://www.amazon.com/Lubriplate-Po...e+mag+1+grease
The seals on your gearbox better be in really good shape or that gear oil won't stay in it long."00" grease would be a much better choice.The seals on my old Toro 521 were so bad even the "00" wouldn't stay in it.I went to a synthetic number 1 grease on that.
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