When looking for grease without a doubt, you’ll come across Lucas Oil. It’s one of the most popular brands because it produces some of the best greases you’ll find. That said, there are many different types of grease, so picking the right one can be confusing.
If you are new to greases, not used to using different types of greases, then you may not even know where to begin, other than you need some grease. Fortunately, I’m here to make sure that this doesn’t have to be confusing. I’m going to make sure that you get the best grease for your needs.
If you are completely unsure what type of great you need, then for the vast majority of cases, Red n Tacky Grease is your best bet. If you need something more heavy-duty, however, then Red n Tacky isn’t the best choice, in those cases, Lucas has you covered as you’ll see below.
Generally speaking, I’ve always been a tacky grease user. I’ve used Lucas Red n Tacky for years, it has a wide range of applications, and you can use it for a wide variety of different applicants and machinery without any worries. It’s just one of those greases that I keep in the workshop.
This next Lucas Grease is labeled as Heavy-Duty, but that doesn’t mean that you should overlook the Red n Tacky grease. For the most part, Red n Tacky will work on the majority of heavy loads. What I specifically like about the Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease is that it lasts a really long time. So I don’t have to worry about regreasing my machinery too often.
If you are looking for a general grease to use across a wide variety of different applications, then the Lucas Red n Tacky grease should be your first port of call.
This is best for: The vast majority of things include Slip Yokes, Wheel Bearings, Machinery.
Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease
The main reason to use Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease over the Red n Tacky grease is that it is better at surviving at higher temperatures. If you need a grease that’s going to last longer than your regular grease, then this is a good heavy duty grease to go for.
If you use Red n Tacky on bearings and other machinery that is going to experience extremely high temperatures, then you are going to have issues, the grease is going to melt at those high temperatures. That’s not the case if you use the Xtra Heavy Duty grease, it’s been specially designed to survive in those extremely high-temperature environments.
Also, asides from handling those high temp environments, this heavy-duty grease is going to last longer than regular grease, it’s been designed to be heavy-duty, and as such it has no problems standing up to abuse, so you will reduce toe need to continually change greases, which is a common problem with ‘normal’ grease.
This is best for: Heavy-duty machinery, High-temperature environments, high-speed bearings
Lucas Oil Marine Grease
- Brand: Tie Down Engineering
- Part Number: 11008
- Lucas Marine Grease 14 Oz
Like the other greases, this grease describes it’s main use in its name. It’s been specifically designed for use in marine and underwater use.
While other types of grease won’t wear away if they get wear from a rain shower, you need a special kind of lubricant to handle the underwater environment, so if your machinery or vehicle is going to be submerged underwater for extended periods, then you need a special marine grease.
I’ve used this for years as I find it’s ideal for my boat trailer, I found by using the Lucas Oil Marine Grease I didn’t have to regrease my trailer bearings as often. It lasts a good while, and it really does protect you from rust, regardless if you are submerging into freshwater or saltwater.
As marine grease go, this is the best one on the market.
This is best for: boat trailers
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Lucas red and tacky good for wheel bearings?
Lucas Red N Tacky Wheel Bearing grease has been certified by the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) and has been ranked in the highest category there is. Red N Tacky features rust and oxidation preventative inhibitors that make this grease more water-resistant. This red grease is ideal for use with all trailer and wheel bearing applications.
What color is Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease?
As I’ve detailed in the product details table below, Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease has a color that’s green and smooth.
|Part Number:||10301 Lucas Heavy Duty Grease|
|Color / Finish:||Green and smooth|
What is the best heavy-duty grease?
The best heavy-duty grease has to be the Lucas Oil 10301 Heavy Duty Grease.
Lucas Oil includes a polyurea base to ensure that this product lasts four times longer than regular grease. This grease is virtually waterproof and is plastic safe. It can be used as a lubricant in steering systems, high-speed bearings, U-joints, and any other mechanical joint.
These are three of the most popular greases that you’ll find on the market, and for a good reason, they excel in their applications.
They all have specific needs and uses, so it’s essential that you find the right grease for you, if you are after a general-purpose grease then I suggest getting Red n Tacky grease, that said there are circumstances where the other types of grease become a necessity.
If you are looking for a good brake grease, then I suggest you avoid Lucas Oil and go for another brand entirely. A brake grease needs to be designed explicitly for brakes, as many issues arise from using thicker lubricants like these listed above.
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