Greasing Trucks?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by wiseguyslawn, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    Just got done with the greasing of my mowers, and was wondering if it is necessary to grease anything on trucks. I have a 96 f250 and a 05. Or is everything sealed.
     
  2. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Twice yearly, we grease A-arms and ball joints in the front end. I've got Chevy's, not sure of your Fords, but probably similar.
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow are you kiding!!!! i greese my truck every time i change the oil.
     
  4. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 464

    even on newer trucks that are only a couple years old have zerts. I take it the zerts are only in the front end where the ball joints and a-arms are. Im only 22 and trying to learn all the preventative maintenance I can learn. Thanx again
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    just search for them, or the dealer can give you a map of the truck that will show you where they all are. the more you greese them the longer they will last, once a week isnt over kill.
     
  6. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    just crawl under and look for the fittings. i agree twice a year is nowhere near enough unless the truck sits more than it moves
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I grease my truck once a month if its the rainy season then twice a month. Grease is cheap parts are not.

    You will have 4 tie rod ends to grease if the ball joints are aftermarket you will have 4 of them to grease if you have aftermarket U joints you will have 5 of them to grease.

    During greasing the truck gets a inspection looking for leaks, loose bolts etc because if you spot potential problems early it will save you money and headaches down the road.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeh get up under there and check for fittings, once a year for me, may not be often enough but most drivers never do this.
     
  9. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    look everywhere, i keep all my things greased, mowers, dump beds/hoists, trucks, tractor, etc. one day, my enclosed trailer door wouldnt close right. one of the hinges snapped off the door. i couldnt figure out why until i noticed the grease fittings and about cried when i realized i had never ever greased them. you think you've got everthing and realized you forgot one of the easies spots....A HINGE!!
     
  10. GSPHUNTER

    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
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    My Ford Ranger had all sealed fittings. NO Greasing.
     

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