View Full Version : Steering Ross gear lube

06-20-2018, 01:28 PM
I understand Ross steering gear boxes take a “00” weight lube. Will this work?73346

06-20-2018, 02:44 PM
Or should I use corn head grease which would slow any leaks?

06-20-2018, 03:39 PM
I use Shell Alvania 00 grease in my Ross steering boxes. I got a coffee can of it from a friend that uses it in his farm equipment. Bud

06-20-2018, 08:27 PM
I've heard several guys use John Deere corn head grease. It's thin enough to flow over the gears, but thick enough to not leak.

06-21-2018, 07:17 AM
I would think that corn head grease would be the same as an NLGI #00 grease. The #00 grease is a semi liquid grease that is used in farming equipment. Bud

07-01-2018, 10:56 AM
What is the lubricant capacity of the Ross gearbox?

07-01-2018, 02:08 PM
What is the lubricant capacity of the Ross gearbox?

Mine took about 1-1/2 tubes of the JD corn head grease, so probably around 20 ounces.

07-01-2018, 02:45 PM
Sounds about right. I’m down to about 1/2 of the 32oz bottle shown in post #1. It’s a slow process, waiting for thick goo to drain down funnel then down into gearbox. I’ve got the wheels off the ground so periodically turn the steering wheel post to post to distribute the lubricant.

07-02-2018, 03:31 PM
I would think that injecting corn head grease with a grease gun that has a pointy thang would speed up the process is such a device is available...

I have used C/V joint grease with some success in the past but eventually that will leak out.