How Often?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by drains, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. drains

    drains LawnSite Member
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    How often do you grease the gearbox on your trimmers? What brand/type grease do you use? Ever have one seize due to lack of lubrication? Does anyone have a grease zerk on thiers? I use Shindaiwa's and they dont have grease zerks on them, thinking of adding one to them. Thanks
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    i must be lost, but ive read the manual for all my equipment, and have never saw anything like that on any of my 2 cycle equipment
     
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    not sure about the 110 but on my 80 and most all other stihl, there is a little bolt with a torx pattern on it near the side of the trimmer head, this is where you grease them.
     
  4. drains

    drains LawnSite Member
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    I know where to grease the gearbox. I was just thinking that it might be more convenient to add a zerk instead of taking that plug out every time. Thanks
     
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sorry, that answer was more for premier. i think yearly is what they recommend, i know you don't want to let it run dry or over grease it.
     
  6. drains

    drains LawnSite Member
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    I'm pretty sure they all need to be greased. I think my Shindaiwas are every 50 hours. I do it when I think about it, sometimes:D
     
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    thanks guys!

    also, do i just use the same grease that is inside the zerk gun?
     
  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Stihl has a little tube, loks like a toothpaste tube, but way more expensive. I bought it for my old Stihl hedge trimmer, it threads right into the hole when you take out the bolt.
    Guess what? They changed the size, it does not thread into the newer stuff(FS85) so I just squeeze a little in there and put the plug back on.
    Crawdad
     
  9. lahanko

    lahanko LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 173

    I would not put a grease zerk fitting on. A grease gun has waaaaay to much pressure, something will give. I add grease to my Stihl once a year.
     
  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    on my stihl I just take the end off of my grease gun and the tube threads right on, I ussually do it when the gear box gets real hot
     

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