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LawnBoy89
05-19-2005, 08:42 AM
When I grease most of the parts on my mower you can see the grease come out the sides so you know it is receiving grease. But when I grease the spindles the pumping motion is very easy and it seems like it still wants grease. Does anyone else know what I am talking about? Is this normal? I usually pump it about 7 times for each spindle before I stop, but it still seems like it wants more.

ProMo
05-19-2005, 08:50 AM
on my dixie I pump it until I feel a little resistance usually about 12 pumps. The spindles are going on 10 years

JOEWOOD
05-19-2005, 08:55 AM
http://www.fotosearch.com/thumb/csk/CSK127/KS3497.jpg

On my Pro-master 200, 15 times a charm!

Joe

Bo Jack
05-19-2005, 12:12 PM
On my commercial snapper it says 3 pumps every 100 hrs

Eddie B
05-19-2005, 12:36 PM
Oh shoot, we are supposed to grease those things? :)

LawnBoy89
05-19-2005, 02:37 PM
Wow, I better put some more grease on then, I guess I just don't understand where all the grease goes since I pump so much in, but then when I change the blades the spindle only has a very thin layer of grease on it, which is what I expect, but where does all the pumps of grease go?

LightningLawns
05-19-2005, 07:20 PM
Get greaseless spindles! and forget about it

rob1325
05-19-2005, 11:21 PM
My SCAGS have releif valve that lets you know they are filled.

Drew Gemma
05-19-2005, 11:37 PM
you should technically grease the fitting so much that grease comes out cause your breaking the seal but since your greasing your ahead of the rest.

Runner
05-20-2005, 02:45 AM
Take your top off your deck and keep a good eye under the pulleys. Grease it slowly and LISTEN. Sometimes you will hear a faint "click" sound of the grease. You know you're about full, then. Sometimes, the spindles take up alot of grease. For some reason (I don't know why), the center spindle takes up a bit more than the others.

Richard Martin
05-20-2005, 07:26 AM
Yeah, what Runner said is what I do. I sold my last Dixie at 1200 hours and the spindles were as tight as the day I brought it home. Get greaseless spindles if you want to become an expert at changing them.

MarcSmith
05-20-2005, 08:27 AM
Yeah, what Runner said is what I do. I sold my last Dixie at 1200 hours and the spindles were as tight as the day I brought it home. Get greaseless spindles if you want to become an expert at changing them.

1200 hours and sold it. thats getting into prime time. I went 2500 on my exmark greasless spindles before i sold the unit with no problems....

Gravely_Man
05-20-2005, 02:16 PM
You need to grease those spindles very regularly. Too much grease and unless you have a vent you can pop a seal and too little grease and everything goes south. Follow Runner's advice and you should be all set.



Gravely_Man