Hannay Hose Reel

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Hogjaw, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Hogjaw

    Hogjaw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have Lesco 200 gal space saver, removed grease zert & small balls fell out....took them to be ball bearings........bad....any one know how many there are & where I can buy?
     
  2. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    sounds like the swivel is going bad is that where the zert was??????????????
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hog,
    sounds like you need a new swivel--whoops. I think there are about 17 or maybe nineteen little steel balls under the grease zert--or were. Try this link to buy bearings.
    http://www.astbearings.com/p-brng-dw.php

    On the other hand, the swivel will probably work OK even if a few balls are missing. How many did you lose? Silly question--if they are lost, how would you know? When they are covered with grease they are hard to get out of the opening. Use a small magnet.

    If it is old and maybe worn out, just replace the swivel--if not call Hannay and see if they can point you in the right direction. I am not sure what company makes the swivels. And maybe you could get an alternative swivel that was cheaper--the plastic type, maybe. Maybe Lesco would have one.

    Good luck Hogjaw. You won't forget this lesson. Hey, experience is the best teacher--but she is a beach.
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hi Hogjaw. All we run are Hannay reels. The stainless steel swivels are so well built that we seldom are able to grease them until they are a few years old (if that). These swivels are perhaps overkill as we have never even had to replace one -- our oldest swivel = 1990 and works like new and still will not take grease. I have a new one (1/2 inch) if you want it. Cost: $40 + shipping (cheap). PM if you are interested. Otherwise Westheffer is a fine choice. Take care, americanlawn.
     
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    p.s. I just remembered........the instructions suggest that you support the swivel so as to prevent it (and the hose) from wobbling around. Maybe that's why your's shelled out?:waving:

     
  8. Hogjaw

    Hogjaw LawnSite Senior Member
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    All,

    We were able to grease swivel for at the most 2 to 3 months, then bam........can't grease anymore & haven for 2 years. New unit we bought back in early summer.......can't grease.

    Thanks for responses!
     
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Can't grease 'em --- same here. Seems these swivels are so well built that it scares me. They don't take grease cuz they are built so tight and are industrial strength. I just wish other lawn/tree care products were built "Ford Tough". (we run GMC & Chevy 2500 HD's):waving:

     
  10. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    try this http://www.dultmeier.com/search.asp and they ship fast. get the whole thing new for $36. i buy just about everything i can from them, nobody that i have found can beat their price, 98% of the time.
     

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