I Love My New Toy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DynaMow, May 22, 2005.

  1. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    I just bought a phenumatic grease gun. Continous feed, what a nice job it does, and boy what a time saver. Bought a Craftsman for $42.00 and guaranteed for life. I love new stuff that works and makes my life easier. Just thought I would tell all how nice this tool is.
     
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Its great that you love this new grease gun, but we're talking about a couple of pumps per fitting and there are usually only 5 to 8 grease fittings on commercial mowers (if your talking about greasing the mowers) I just don't see where you are saving time. I personally don't use them because I don't like them I think they over fill joints. You can put too much grease in any joint causing the seals to leak. :waving:
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,327

    How do you load the grease into the gun, or does it use the standard paper cartridges? I would like to have one with a very long flexible hose on it.
     
  4. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    my one mower w/sulky has 15 fittings, other mower 8, spreader 5, any need to continue, wish i only had 8.

    loads with cartridge or bulk loading.

    Does not add anymore grease then by hand pump, when you see it coming out you stop, doesnt matter if by air or hand. Do not see any difference there. By the way how is it possible to overload? when you have the proper amount of grease in it seeps out, could put whole tube in any cavity and when full it will just seep so i do not agree with the concern of overfill.
     
  5. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    that doesnt count the fittings on two trucks. two pumps per fitting? spindles take at least 6-7 pumps
     
  6. dfrea

    dfrea LawnSite Member
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    I've heard many a time that excessive grease (putting it in until it seeps out) has a habit of damaging the seals...although if that's already happened, more grease certainly isn't gonna hurt - lube away!
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,327

    I think I don't get enough grease in the wheel bearings and the pivot shafts with the small amount that comes out in the hand pump. I use air to clean the units when I am putting on new blades and filters, think I'll go get a gun from Sears...Thanks for input!!
     
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I got a manual pump, air powered gun and now a battery powered gun. The Lincoln battery grease gun is the best thing since sliced bread.
     
  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,787

    Depends who uses the gun - but with manual your able to abjust the amount. I have seen it done a hundred times with battery pack gun - guys keep going blow out a seal, or the trigger is stuck and grease all over and still blown a seal. I am sticking with the manual gun. And yes, I have two but ours cost a whole more than $42.50.
     
  10. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    My Walker has 46 greasepoints. I am thinking of somehow mounting a gresgun to the mower. I go through a tube a week.
     

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