Greasing Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric ELM, Apr 12, 2000.

  1. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I grease our trimmer head gears each month. After talking with some other owners, they say,&quot;Grease my Trimmer&quot;? I realize it depends on if your part time or full time how often you grease, but pull that plug out and pump them full. I just wanted you all to be aware they need grease. If you didn't know about this before, you do now.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    Eric, you reckon that might be why mine is making a whining noise? Sounds like it has a Pete Jackson gear drive in it!<p>Homer
     
  3. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
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    MY REDMAX HAS A GREASE FITTING SO I GET REMINDED DAILY.I DON'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I ACTUALLY GREASED IT THOUGH!<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Pete Jackson gear drive....LOL<p>You know the car guys when they speak.<br>
     
  5. Jason

    Jason LawnSite Senior Member
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    Homer,<p>I reckon that your trimmer has the &quot;noisy&quot; Pete drive opposed to the &quot;quiet&quot; gear drive. :) They actually make a quieter gear drive now.
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I grease my Shindaiwas once a year in the fall. <br>
     
  7. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
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    How do you grease a shidaiwa?
     
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    You take out the plug in the gear box with a 1/2&quot; wrench and hold the end of the grease gun over the hole real tight and start pumping till it won't hold anymore.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  9. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    what type of grease do you use? Do you use the same stuff as on mowers?
     
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    Yes, I use the same, a high temperature grease. It will be fine.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     

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