All About Grease

Goldys Brand, Inc. has an ever growing number of posts related to the composition, properties of, and the uses of grease. We are consolidating all this information in this page for easy access and selection. Most of this page will consist of small amounts of text describing the destination page and the link to that page. As we identify additional information that we deem useful in helping our visitors we will update this page. We are open to any suggestions, comments, and criticisms regarding our content so that we may improve our site for all our visitors.

NLGI 2, what does it mean?

Most greases used for general lubrication in automobiles, trucks, heavy equipment, industrial machinery, agricultural machinery, marine machinery, general garage work, or even heavy equipment is rated as NLGI 2.

The NLGI classifies greases based upon the ASTM worked (60 strokes) penetration (measured in tenths of a millimeter) at 25 degrees Celsius test. A NLGI grade 2 penetrates 265-295 tenths of a millimeter during this test.

This link will give you some insight and additional links to follow should you want to pursue this further. The description of the penetration test is found in this link.

The Meaning of The Color of Grease.

The coloring of Grease is NOT standardized industry wide! In many cases, even within a specific manufacturer’s product line, the color may not be standardized based upon grease properties or recommended usage! Do NOT use grease color as any sort of guide as to the performance of a particular grease, you may cause more damage than you are wanting to prevent.

Please see the buttons below for more information on Grease color and performance properties.

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish Lubrication.

We use lubrication to maintain the functionality and to extend the service life of our machinery–our founder owns a tractor and several implements for it. Even small tractors cost in excess of $10,000.00 which brings us to the point of this post. Why would you spend in excess of $10,000 for machinery and trust the service life of that major investment to a tube of grease costing under $2.00?

It would seem that we would want to use the best product for the specific lubrication job instead of looking for the cheapest product(s) we could find.

The button below with the same title as this section provides some insight into some of the problems that purchasing the cheapest products for lubricating your equipment can cause. In almost every case, the outcome is that you shorten the service life of your expensive equipment by using the cheapest products you can find.