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I am talking about the pyramid-style hitch that is very similar to the Anderson hitch but is made by Pullrite instead. Anderson users can feel free to chime in too if they use a dry lube on their hitch.

Pullrite recommends a dry graphite lube be applied to the receiving funnel and to the ball that attaches to the kingpin (the Anderson has the reverse arrangement funnel attached to the kingpin and ball on top of the hitch).

My local Ace store sells PB Blaster Dry Graphite Spray.

Has anybody used the PB product? Does it work well?

What is your preferred lubricant for this style of hitch?

I guess the ideal lube would be one that goes on with little mess, lasts a long time, and, of course, lubes well between hitch and funnel. Thanks.


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I used a Pullrite Suerglide for many years... I started with Slip Plate which was what they told you to use, then I found PB Blaster Dry Lube...I tried that and it worked just as good as slip plate. SO I started using it full time.

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The difference IMO isn’t between brands but in regular application.


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Lwiddis wrote:

The difference IMO isn’t between brands but in regular application.


How often do you recommend that the dry lube be reapplied?

Can you tell by the sound when the ball and funnel rub together?

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No lube on the Andersen

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After the initial coat, just a light touch up the first couple trips. You can tell by the sheen of the metal when more is needed. Wipe it down with a clean cloth to better tell. The graphite goes on like paint and like any paint you can tell when it needs a touch up. Graphite bonds to the metal so less is needed over time.

Been running a Superglide with slip plate for over 10 years. Other brands are fine too.

( I don't have a Superlite hitch... just relating my experience with graphite spray )

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alboy wrote:

No lube on the Andersen


Is that because the Anderson funnel has the rubberized coating?

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time2roll wrote:

After the initial coat, just a light touch up the first couple trips. You can tell by the sheen of the metal when more is needed. Wipe it down with a clean cloth to better tell. The graphite goes on like paint and like any paint you can tell when it needs a touch up. Graphite bonds to the metal so less is needed over time.

Been running a Superglide with slip plate for over 10 years. Other brands are fine too.


Good. Thanks. I did not realize the Superglide called for the graphite dry lube also. Is the dry lube for the slide rails? Doesn't the slip plate take care of the hitching area?

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Yes I have an old Superglide that uses graphite on the slide rails. Originally it used a heavy grease but the recommendation changed. Grease was a disaster at collecting dirt and grit. The newer Superglide uses a nylon bushing and wd40.

I also use the graphite on the saddle and locking mechanism. Also works well on the rack and pinion slide mechanism on the trailer. Reduces noise, less stress on the motor, prevents rust.

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Not talking about a Super Glide type hitch. This is a light weight stationary hitch, much like an Anderson hitch.
I would use graphite spray on the funnel if anything.

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