3OZ Grease Gun for my Scag...

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by leejp, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. leejp

    leejp LawnSite Member
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    I'm considering purchasing a Plews-Edelmann mini 3OZ grease gun for my scag:

    http://www.plews-edelmann.com/brochure.cfm?brochure=1921&location_id=2723

    They have several greases that come in a 3OZ cartridge including EP grease and "Lawn & Garden Grease" (what is it?).

    http://www.plews-edelmann.com/brochure.cfm?brochure=1989&location_id=2635
    http://www.plews-edelmann.com/brochure.cfm?brochure=1940&location_id=2635

    The 3OZ is just perfect for the amount of maintenance that I do. The 14oz cartridge I presently use is practically a lifetime supply. Will 3600 psi be adequate for my scag?
     
  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would buy the big gun.
     
  3. leejp

    leejp LawnSite Member
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    I have 2 big guns... one for the spindles and other for everywhere else. I was thinking the 3OZ for convenience.
     
  4. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That looks like the ones they sell at Wal-Mart. I bought one in a pinch last year and really didn't like it. The handle is a little awkward and doesn't give you much leverage.

    If the zerk fittings are clean, it really shouldn't take a lot of pressure to get the grease in.

    I prefer to use the needle-type hose end, rather than the chuck that clamps onto the zerk fitting. You just press the needle against the check ball and squirt. A flex hose will allow you to get into tight areas.
     
  5. leejp

    leejp LawnSite Member
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    They're inexpensive... I might just buy one to try.

    Speaking of grease... what do you all use (type/brand...)?
    Is it OK to just use the EP2 grease all over including the spindles? Or must you use the white lithium grease on the spindles?
     
  6. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Chevron red grease itz the top here.
     
  7. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
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    I purchased one of the pneumatic grease guns from NAPA. It's much gentler on my arthritic hands.
     
  8. leejp

    leejp LawnSite Member
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    Anyone who switches any tool from manual to air seem to be happy. What I need to do is set up my garage so air is available all the time. Do you use a pnumatic grinder to sharpen your blades too?

    Mow Pro ...

    I think I'll stick to the 14oz grease gun but I'll buy a better gun (Ingersoll Rand 570) and for convenience I'll use just the one gun with the better quality grease throughout. Chevron Red you say? I'll check it out.

    Thanks for the advice...
     

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