Castrol Spheerol™ LMM is a multi-purpose lithium grease containing molybdenum disulphide solid lubricant to enhance its load carrying properties under conditions of high or shock loading or to prevent scuffing or fretting.  It contains oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, anti-wear additives, has good mechanical stability and can be used in the presence of moisture.


Spheerol LMM grease is suitable for most types of bearing and a wide range of other industrial applications, which require a molybdenum disulphide grease, including grease lubricated gears.

Spheerol LMM may be used in plain and rolling element bearings, including heavily loaded bearings at low and medium speeds, and those subject to shock loading and excessive vibrations.

The incorporation of solid lubricant in Spheerol LMM greases makes this grease particularly suited for the lubrication of reciprocating and sliding motion elements, where the prevention of scuffing and fretting is desirable. Typical applications include pivot pins, cams, screws, splined shafts, slides, flexible joints (ball, universal, CV joints etc). It is also useful for the lubrication of chains, swivels and shackles to prevent scuffing.

Typical Characteristics

Name Method Units Spheerol LMM
Appearance Visual   Dark grey, smooth
Thickener Type Formulation   Lithium
Base Oil Type     Mineral Oil
NLGI Grade ASTM D217   2
Density @ 20°C ASTM D1475 g/ml 0.9
Worked Penetration, 60 strokes @ 25°C ISO 2137 / ASTM D217 1/10 mm 265 – 295
Dropping Point ISO 2176 / ASTM D2265 °C 185 / 365
Base Oil Viscosity at 40°C ISO 3104 / ASTM D445 mm²/s 150
Rust Test, 48hrs @ 52°C ASTM D1743 Rating Pass
Copper Corrosion, 24hrs, 100°C ISO 2160 / ASTM D4048 Rating 1a
Corrosion Protection (SKF Emcor) ISO 11007 / ASTM D6138 Rating 01 / 01
Four Ball EP, Weld Load ASTM D2596 kg 200
Timken EP Test, OK Load ASTM D2509 / IP 326 kgs / lbs 18 / 40
DIN Classification DIN 51502   KF2K – 20
ISO Classification ISO 6743 / 9   L – XBCEB 2

The above figures are typical of those obtained with normal production tolerance and do not constitute a specification.

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