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all zerks are bad?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1506cmo18, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. 1506cmo18

    1506cmo18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    New to me mower, went to grease up all the grease nipples and not one of them will take grease...I took one off, cleaned and put it back in and it still wouldn't take grease????

    Do I need a special adapter or just need to grease fittings?
  2. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    i would check the gun
  3. 1506cmo18

    1506cmo18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    the end of my gun will not stay on the grease nipple like it would on my truck...
  4. mjschue

    mjschue LawnSite Member
    from mn
    Posts: 96

    what brand of mower? I have ran into metric zerk before. Some tips are also adjustable.
  5. 1506cmo18

    1506cmo18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    toro 36 wb

    tips on the hose?
  6. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,321

    Keep pressure on the hose against the zerk it may just be stopped up.
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  7. 1506cmo18

    1506cmo18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    im holding on, still grease is going everywheres
  8. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,333

    Take the zerk out and see if it will take grease. Might have to hold it with vise grips. If it takes grease then someone never greased the mower ever, seen this before.
  9. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 381

    Get an adjustable fitting for your grease gun so you can tighten it up on the zerk fittings so it won't slip off.
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,664

    Ditto on this advice. I have had this happen several times over the years. If it does not take grease, then, go to a hardware store or farm supply store and buy a new zerk.


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