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    Default Logging winch drive chain lube?

    I picked up a Farmi winch a month or so ago. It looks like I need to lub the drive chain. I understand that it is very important not to use just any ol' type of of oil or grease because it can run/seep down into the clutch, making it inoperable. I have looked at several hardware stores and motorcycle shops but I have not found anything that really stands out. So, what have you fellas with type of winch used to lube the chain?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Default Re: Logging winch drive chain lube?

    I would have thought motorcycle chain lube would be perfect. I use it on my snowblower to good effect
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    Ditto.. you can buy 'open chain and gear' lubes in a spray can.. real tacky stuff once the solvent evaps.

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    Default Re: Logging winch drive chain lube?

    Thanks for the input guys. I guess I was thinking that there was something out there better than motorcycle chain oil. I remember back in the day when I use to ride that I would get chain lube spattered under my fender. Maybe there are better formulas now.

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    Default Re: Logging winch drive chain lube?

    You want sticky lube for a chain, I use it all the time....try chain saw chain lube it works really good and is really sticky too as it doesnt fling off real easy.

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    Default Re: Logging winch drive chain lube?

    Is "sticky lube" a description or a brand name?

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    Default Re: Logging winch drive chain lube?

    If you hit a napa there is actually a can of " OPEN GEAR AND CHAIN LUBE "

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    Default Re: Logging winch drive chain lube?

    Go to a motorcycle shop/dealer. Get a good grade of M/C chain lube. If your chain is an O-ring chain, they'll have a specific lube for them too. Most street bikers want a lube that stays put and doesn't end up on their chrome. Dirt bikers want a lube that defies dirt and water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blane View Post
    Is "sticky lube" a description or a brand name?

    Thanks,
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    Blane,

    The term sticky lube is just a description. If you go and purchase any quality chain saw chain lube it will do you just fine in my opinion. Dont need to get fancy, just practical. A gallon will cost you about 5-7 bucks depending on where you buy it.

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    Default Re: Logging winch drive chain lube?

    I have a Farmi 3PH winch that I purchased new almost 30 years ago. On my winch there is one grease fitting for the bearing on the input shaft. About 5 years ago I took the winch apart just to check on things.

    Everthing looked good. I have a spray can of "sticky grease" it was a Lubriplate product that is used for gears and sprockets that are open so I gave it a shot. Periodically I would spray WD-40 on the chain which I think helped without the worry of affecting the clutch. As I remember the drive chain and clutch are situated so that any grease or oil could not get from one to the other easily.

    Randy

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