How to Choose the Right Grease

Lithium? Moly? Synthetic?  Let's figure out which is right for you.

There are over 40 greases made in threaded cartridges for the Lube-Shuttle® grease gun.  On top of that, the company makes dozens of specialty greases sold in pails, kegs, and drums and puts still more products in Lube-Shuttle® cartridges exclusively for end-users like equipment OEMs.

In the majority of non-industrial situations, one of 5 greases are recommended so we've provided additional detail on those below.  They include:
  1. G200 - premium general purpose grease (low pressure, low speed/temp)
  2. MoS2 - Moly grease for heavy duty equipment (high pressure, low speed/temp)
  3. Li400 - premium multi-purpose grease (all pressure, all speed/temp, all temperature)
  4. P100 - polyurea grease for electric motors and high speed bearings
  5. KH150 - full synthetic for wet and cold environments

      and also...

      6. CHP1250 - chisel paste for hydraulic hammers and breakers

If you don't see the grease you need, or you want to understand which Lube-Shuttle® grease is equivalent to what you're using right now, contact us.  We provide free grease consultations.  We'll find the right product for you.

Lube Shuttle Grease Containers

Types of Grease and Uses

G200 EP Premium Multi-Purpose Lithium Grease

The G200 by AirTec® for the Lube-Shuttle® system is a premium lithium 12-hydroxystearate multi-purpose grease designed as an all-round grease for use in most applications.

Designed for stability and function this grease will not quickly oxidize or get hard like many greases, instead G200 will remain soft and continue to provide lubrication over long working hours or long downtime periods. It is formulated with a proprietary anti wear additive that actively works to keep metal surfaces smooth, minimizing wear and friction. 

G200 is a great choice for general greasing.  

Limitations:   Not recommended for heavy equipment or large pins and bushings.

MoS2 Lithium Moly Grease

The MoS2 Moly by AirTec® for the Lube-Shuttle® system is a premium lithium 12-hydroxystearate grease with a 3% molybdenum disulfide additive which makes it the right choice for heavy wear points such as pins and bushings. 

The premium moly additive in MoS2 is designed to adhere to metal surfaces and provide an extra level of protection against heavy wear and extreme pressures.   

This product is available in NLGI 2 for regular use and NLGI 1 for winter use.  An extreme heavy duty formulation (MoS2 460+) is also available for situations commonly found in mining and forestry applications.

Limitations.   Not recommended for high speed bearings.

Li400 Lithium Complex Nano-Ceramic Grease

The Li400 Lithium Complex Nano-Ceramic Grease by AirTec® for the Lube-Shuttle® system is an ultra performance lithium complex grease with a micro/nano ceramic additive package that makes this grease the top performing in pressure rating, temperature rating, and corrosion inhibition.   This is one grease on the market that can handle any application.  

Rated for high and low speed bearings and bushings, low and high temperatures, low and extremely high pressure applications, dry and marine applications there is almost no application where Li400 can not be used. 

Designed by the owner of AET Systems, Inc. and the owner of Wagner High Quality Lubricants Li400 was designed for one purpose — unmatched performance and versatility.

Instead of buying a bunch of different greases for different applications, with Li400 you can buy only one.  That way you never need to worry about which one is in your grease gun vs. what is in that particular machine.

Limitations.  None.


P100 Polyurea Grease

The P100 Polyurea Grease by AirTec® for the Lube-Shuttle® system is a high temperature and high speed grease that is designed for long term use in high speed bearings, sealed bearings, and electric motor bearings.

Thickened with polyurea instead of lithium or calcium-sulfonate, this grease has an extended lifespan as it has unmatched stability, low volatility, and low oil bleed.  Many OEM electric motor companies recommend polyurea greases for motor bearings.  Some OEM tractor, harvester and mower manufacturers recommend polyurea greases (check your manual).

Polyurea greases are commonly marketed to agricultural users as 'corn drive grease' or 'corn head grease' and are sometimes also recommended for hay balers and other cash crop equipment operating at high speed.      

Also available in NGLI Cl. 0.

Limitations:   Not recommend for extreme pressure applications.  Not compatible with lithium-thickened or calcium-sulfonate greases.

KH150 Full Synthetic Calcium Grease

The KH150 Full Synthetic Calcium Grease by AirTec® for the Lube-Shuttle® system is a fully synthetic grease with a calcium-sulphonate thickener making it a top performance grease for high speed applications, wet applications, low temperature and high temperature applications and applications where temperatures are highly controlled.   

The full synthetic base oil in KH150 is designed to dissipate heat quickly and keep bearings running at a constant optimal temperature.   Additionally KH150 is thickened with calcium- sulphonate which gives the grease further stability and water resistance.  

This grease is excellent for wheel bearings and high speed bearings found in manufacturing and agricultural machines like round balers (where polyurea grease is not in use).  It's also excellent for wet, salty and cold environments and is pending certification as food safe. Full synthetic greases are often marketed as 'low temperature grease', 'snowmobile grease', or 'marine grease'.

Limitations.   Not recommended for extreme pressures found in construction, mining, and large pins and bushings.

CHP-1250 Chisel Paste

AirTec® CHP-1250 Extreme Chisel Paste for Lube-Shuttle® is a premium chisel paste containing 10% solids and 2% copper flake.  It is based on calcium sulphonate chemistry fortified with copper paste and other solid lubricant additives.  

This chisel paste is designed to reduce wear and extend the life of hydraulic breakers subjected to high stresses, shock loading and extreme vibration.  AirTec® CHP-1250 is distinguished by its ability to protect against corrosion in wet and salty environments. 

This product meets or exceeds all OEM chisel paste specifications.  The cartridge is designed to fit progressive lubrication systems (auto-greasers, auto-lubers) made by Groeneveld-BEKA and most other manufacturers.  Adapters available as required (contact us).  For reservoir auto-greasers, pair this product with a LubeSHOT grease gun for quick and easy dispensing.  Also works with any of the standard line of Lube-Shuttle® grease guns.