Lucas Oil is undoubtedly one of the most popular brands of grease that you’re going to come across. It’s one of the best greases that you’ll find around, but their different types of grease can be quite confusing. If you’re not used to using different types of greases, then you might not even know where to begin. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that confusing to find out which grease is best for your needs.
If you’re unsure of which of these greases you need, then for the majority of cases the Red n Tacky Grease is a good option. Unless you need something more heavy duty, then this is likely the best choice for you.
But, there are cases where a different type of grease is a better choice for you.
Lucas Red n Tacky Grease
Generally, I’ve always been a tacky grease user. I’ve used Lucas Red n Tacky for many years, as you can use it for a wide variety of different appliances and machinery and not worry. It’s one of those greases that I always have lying around the workshop, so I know I have something to use on the majority of different things.
Just because the other Lucas Grease is branded as heavy duty, this doesn’t mean that the Red n Tacky grease should be overlooked. For the most part, it will work fine for the majority of heavy loads. What I like most about this particular grease is that it lasts for a really good amount of time, so I don’t need to worry about continually greasing up my machinery.
If you’re after a general grease to use for a variety of different things, then the Lucas Red n Tacky Grease in undoubtedly your first port of call.
Best for: Most things (Slip Yokes, Wheel Bearings, Machinery)
Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease
- Lasts four times longer than regular grease
- Virtually waterproof
- All temperature stable
- Exceeds lube for life specifications
- Ultimate grease for high speed bearings
Generally, the main reason that you would use Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease over the Red n Tacky grease is because it is better for surviving at higher temperatures. If you use Red n Tacky on bearings and other machinery that is going to get to extremely high temperatures, then you’re going to have issues with it melting at extremely high temperatures. You won’t have to worry about this with the Xtra Heavy Duty Grease, as it’s designed to survive at extremely high temperatures.
If you need a grease that’s going to last longer than your regular grease, then it’s a good option to go for a heavy duty grease like this one. Because it’s made specifically for heavy duty things, then it will reduce the need to continually change greases – this is a common problem with ‘normal’ grease.
Best for: Heavy duty machinery, high speed bearings.
Lucas Oil Marine Grease
- Brand: Tie Down Engineering
- Part Number: 11008
- Lucas Marine Grease 14 Oz
Like the other greases, the use of this particular grease is held in the name. It’s specifically designed for marine and underwater use. Though the other greases won’t wear away if they’re in the rain, you need a special type of grease if your machinery or vehicle is going to be submerged underwater for extended periods of time. For this, you need a special marine grease.
I’ve used this grease for many years too, and it has been ideal for my boat trailer. I don’t have to grease up the trailer wheel bearings too often as it lasts a good while. It will undoubtedly help to protect you from rust, whether we’re talking about submersion in fresh water or salt water, too.
As marine greases go, this is one of the best around.
Best for: Boat Trailers.
Overall, these are three of the most popular greases that you’re going to find on the current market. They all have their different needs and uses, so it’s important that you find the right grease for you. For most cases, I prefer using the Red n Tacky grease, but there are circumstances where other types of grease may be a necessity.
If you’re looking for a good brake grease like I wrote about here, then you should generally avoid Lucas Oil and opt for another brand completely. A brake grease needs to be specifically designed for brakes, as this helps to avoid any issues that may occur with using thicker greases like these.