Greasing a 154

Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:28 pm

Well, the neighbors 154 is all back together after a lengthy tune up. It has turned into quite the project, and quite expensive. I was going to go ahead and get it all ready to go for the summer for him, so here is my question. Are there any strange places I need to grease? The regular cubs and loboys have the throwout bearing lots of people forget, and I do not want to forget anything on this one. I already did the front end, clutch petal, and belly rockshaft.


Also, do I need to do anything with the fan hub, or is it a sealed bearing?

Re: Greasing a 154

Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:36 pm

Don't forget the steering gear box.

Fan hub should be a sealed bearing setup.

Re: Greasing a 154

Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:02 pm

Thanks Ken.

One more question, Where is the hydraulic fill plug, and how full is it supposed to be?

Re: Greasing a 154

Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:03 pm

The hydraulics reservoir is shared with the transmission. Fill the transmission, and you've got the hyd's full.
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/I&T%20 ... e%2021.jpg
Check out page 50-53 in the 154 manual for all the grease fittings for the tractor:
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http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Number ... e%2051.jpg
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Number ... e%2052.jpg
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Number ... e%2053.jpg
Depending on what mower you have, don't forget them too!!
Good Luck, hope this helps.

Re: Greasing a 154

Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:17 pm

What grease are you going to use?

I use moly most of the time for assembly as a lube. They do offer it for adding to all kinds of oils now too. TSC has moly in the grease gun tubes thats affordable too.

The biggest thing that doesn't get greased i noticed on all my used tractors (cub cadets/int154's) is the steering boxes. Greasing the steer box can surely make the steering much easier too. I also pry up the boots on the tie rod ends and give them a squirt of blaster too. I have been buying the replacement ball socket tie rods ends from www.mcmaster.com to replace all my tie and steering rods as they give me problems for a few cents more they come with grease fittings too. They have these for the int154's and the cub cadets too.

Re: Greasing a 154

Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:01 pm

Bill, of all the grease I have looked at with moly as a additive, non of them showed to be very 'generous' with it. The stuff in Wally world (supertech) has <1% moly by volume. The TSMoly has <5% by weight.
Do you think at that low of a level that you are gaining any beneficial properties of the moly??

Re: Greasing a 154

Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:08 am

Don't forget the U Joints under the tunnel cover and the distributor shaft. (behind a plug)

Re: Greasing a 154

Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:50 am

The PTO shaft for some reason also gets ignored, hole behind seat that goes straight down to the shaft, rotate shaft until zerk is up.

Re: Greasing a 154

Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:54 am

Screwstick wrote:Bill, of all the grease I have looked at with moly as a additive, non of them showed to be very 'generous' with it. The stuff in Wally world (supertech) has <1% moly by volume. The TSMoly has <5% by weight.
Do you think at that low of a level that you are gaining any beneficial properties of the moly??


Some moly is better than no moly. I'll have to checkout the moly grease at; www.tsmoly.com I'm sure it won't be cheap.

Re: Greasing a 154

Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:08 am

You might want to look into using a bio-based soy-grease. We sell the SOYLUBE grease at C&G and a customer who tried it quit using Dino grease. The Soy-grease is "stickier" and does not "fall off" gears.

Learn more about bio-grease here...http://www.elmusa.com

Re: Greasing a 154

Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:24 pm

With so many choices on the Ts Moly site i emailed them for what grease has the most % of moly in it. I hope to hear from them soon.

I'm always looking for something new but nothing has the wear additive that moly has. Moly eliminates all wear and reduces friction. With these features it kind of seperates itself from the rest. I know there is no more metal to metal contact its moly against moly.

There's an open gear lube too and many more types of greases for different applications. What works well for one thing may not be good for another application. We have to narrow down the options we have and get the best one for the application that we need it for.

Right now i'm using the TSC moly grease until i find something better. Once i rebuild my tranny's and finals they will get all the TS-Moly additives in them. I have the moly additives for the engines too as well as the moly assembly paste too. I don't really trust any other lube afterall non of them mention eliminating wear.