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Old 06-10-2014, 04:38 PM
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Greasing trimmer heads and hedge trimmer

Just wanted to remind everyone to grease up their trimmer heads and hedge trimmer gearboxes. I did mine today, the hedge trimmers seem to take more grease and some oozes out the front near the blades, there is two different kinds of grease, I use the stihl stuff in all my stihl equipment, don't forgot about your articulating hedge trimmer attachment too (has 2 spots to add grease). I hadn't done mine since last year, stuff costs about 7 bucks a tube.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:53 PM
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:08 PM
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Lithium Grease has kept my Echo going over 8 years as primary trimmer, the head burned out the bearings last month, but man it went through some rough stuff
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:19 PM
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Not sure the exact grease that it uses, but one is for the trimmer heads and is darker, looks more like regular grease and the other is for the hedge trimmers and is a lighter colour grease that looks like lithium grease. I buy the stihl brands because they are convenient and the threads screw onto the hole, takes 2 minutes to do everything, its one thing that is easily overlooked. I get a chuckle out of the chainsaw with the hedge trimmer attachment on it.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:21 PM
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My stihl heads on my trimmers and edgers never run out of grease. I check them all at the beginning of the year and give them a little squirt to be sure, and their always full. But yeah definitely grease your hedge trimmers and make sure there's bar oil in your saws.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:17 PM
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Hedge trimmers take grease? Where ?
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:35 PM
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Hedge trimmers take grease? Where ?
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Should be somewhere on the bar. If it's a stihl, there's gonna be a nut screwed on top of the nipple, you have to use stihl hedge trimmer grease because it comes with a container that screws on to the nipple and you squeeze grease in there like a tube of toothpaste
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:41 PM
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Should be somewhere on the bar. If it's a stihl, there's gonna be a nut screwed on top of the nipple, you have to use stihl hedge trimmer grease because it comes with a container that screws on to the nipple and you squeeze grease in there like a tube of toothpaste
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Just greased my HL-135. It does indeed have two grease points. One is in the main gearbox, and takes the special light colored hedge trimmer grease. The second is at the pivot point, and uses the same dark grease that goes in your straight shaft string trimmer (edger, etc). gearbox.
So, for the hedge trimmer, you need both types of Stihl grease in the tubes.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:48 PM
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Hmm, I just used the hedge trimmer grease in both points, was unaware of that, to be honest I'm sure the grease is all the same just coloured different, I know there is high temp red and blue greases but any grease is better than no grease.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:00 PM
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My stihl heads on my trimmers and edgers never run out of grease. I check them all at the beginning of the year and give them a little squirt to be sure, and their always full. But yeah definitely grease your hedge trimmers and make sure there's bar oil in your saws.
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More you use them and temps build they use grease so must not be using them much I don't care what brand it is.
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