Opti-Lube Block Grease (Brick, Solid, Hard)
Lithium Block Grease
Standard lithium block grease is a versatile grease that reduces wear in a variety of applications. It must be within a range of 45-65 during the 'Cone Penetration Test' (lower number means harder grease) Standard Lithium is typically our softest grease (above NLGI-6).
Lithium Complex Block Grease
Lithium Complex is a durable, multipurpose block grease that reduces wear while resisting from out from high heat. While very similar to standard Lithium, Lithium Complex must remain within a stricter number during the 'Cone Penetration Test' 40-60, this typically makes Lithium Complex slightly harder than standard Lithium (above NLGI-6).
Soda Block Grease
Soda based Block Grease is the #1 choice of steam railroad operations throughout North America. Customers frequently comment on reduced bearing surface wear, cooler operating temperatures and less grease consumption. Our block grease includes special wear reducing additives and is very hard (above NLGI-8), although it is still malleable enough to be pressed into grease sticks.
Soda Block Grease with Moly
Like our standard Soda block grease, Soda with Moly(Molybdenum Disulfide) is a common choice of steam railroad operations throughout North America. Many of the antique locomotives require a soda based block grease that is slightly harder than standard soda, this extra 'hardness' is achieved with the addition of Moly. Customers frequently comment on reduced bearing surface wear, cooler operating temperatures and less grease consumption. *30 case minimum, Contact for Availability
Our block grease includes special wear reducing additives and is very hard (above NLGI-8), though it is still malleable enough to be pressed into grease sticks.
Block grease comes in 4" x 4" x 8" blocks, packed 12 blocks / 48 pounds (approx.) per carton.
Some customer comments:
- “This is the best block grease we’ve ever used….we’re very happy with the product.” -- Eric B., Durango & Silverton NGRR
- “We were having trouble with the journals and some drive rods running warmer than they should…regardless of the grease we used or how often we grease. Last season we used your block grease…we did not have a hot journal the entire season. Some of the crews did not grease at all on the run, even on the longest trip.” -- John K., Alberta Prairie Steam Tours
- “Since July 1995 we have been using your block grease in the cellars of our steam locomotives. Compared with the grease we were using before, we are having excellent results. Journals are running at cooler temperatures and we are using significantly less grease. As a result, we are having to repack fewer grease cellars.” -- Jack C., Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
(Soda w/ Moly)