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Dirty Water
02-17-2006, 10:13 AM
Does anyone apply a lubricant of some kind to the pins and bushings that support the plow blade, We have found removing them to change blades a rather time consuming process, it usually takes around 10 minutes per pin to knock it out with a punch and a sledge.

Would using some sort of surface grease be a good idea?

02-17-2006, 04:45 PM

I would recommend doing it even if you do not change the blade frequently . If your machine has some time on I am surprised you are having that kind of difficulty. A quality grease that you would use on your on the rest of the machine would be adequate.


02-17-2006, 06:51 PM
try using some anti sieze compound.... the silver colored stuff by permatex is what I use and it works really well, seems to bond to the metal... I've found that grease or copper-coat type of anti sieze compounds tend to wash out in time and not work as well....

Dirty Water
02-18-2006, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the advice.

DW advertises that you never need to lubricate their bushings, but a little grease won't hurt.