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Old 05-27-2013, 12:57 AM
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Trailer wheel greasing/servicing

Hey guys
Just wondering how often you grease the wheels on your trailers and pack the bearings? I don't think the bearings on my trailer have ever been really checked out or serviced. Also, the last time I greased my wheels through the grease fitting, grease kept coming out slowly for a long time and getting splashed all over my wheels while driving. They didn't do this before I greased them. Did I do something wrong? Wrong kind of grease or too much grease? What kind of grease do you all use and recommend for the wheels? Thanks for taking the time to read, appreciate any response to my novice questions here!
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:24 AM
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Trailer wheel greasing/servicing

Sound like you put to much
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:45 AM
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If I put too much and the excess just comes out on it's own than is it ok like that?
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:41 AM
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If I put too much and the excess just comes out on it's own than is it ok like that?
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sure just clean it up
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:52 AM
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You should grease it till it purges some of the old grease out. Then just clean it up and your good to go.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:27 PM
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You should grease it till it purges some of the old grease out. Then just clean it up and your good to go.
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I don't know why everyone thinks that the proper way to grease machinery, etc. is to pump it in until the grease comes out. You will blow the seals out then the water and dirt will get in. Just put in a few pumps.
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Once a year I take the wheels off, pull the hubs clean the old grease and re pack the bearings with new clean wheel bearing grease.

If you have a zerk in the dust cap, a shot once a week or every other week is more than enough. No need to pump it with grease until it comes out the end, otherwise you just jacked up the seals.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:33 PM
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