LCO's Please Respond

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JOEWOOD, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. JOEWOOD

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
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    How often do you guys grease your spindles and Front Wheel Castors?
    (Even though your manual tells you different!)
    JD 737
    Gravely Promaster 200

    Joe... :waving:
     
  2. JOEWOOD

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
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    Excellent question JOEWOOD!

    Although most manufacturers recommemnd greasing spindles and whatnot every 50 hours of operation (After initial break-in) I grease every 5 hours of operation,

    What-ever floats your boat...Joe :D
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    then at the end of the week when i clean the mowers everything else gets the gun.
     
  4. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    spindles every day yokes every week
     
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Grease spindles???????????

    Never.

    Exmark, nobody does it better.

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  6. bsteponick

    bsteponick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Grease at least once a day to save the spindles. Who knows, you might be able to get five or six years out of them.
     
  7. Weekly, after I do 15, 1/4 acre lawns. I also try to change my blades at this time.
     
  8. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    Spindles get it every 5 - 8 hours of use. Oil is changed every 25 hours period.
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Toro recommends 8 hours for ALL wheels / casters and joints (like the velke), 100 hours for the 9-spline couplers and the blade-mechanism under the deck.

    So I do all the zircs daily with white lithium but the 100 hour-things once/week with synth.blend.

    Far as spindles, mine are high-performance sealed and can't be greased, they last about 2 years.
     
  10. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Spindels..once a week,two pumps with hi temp grease,yoks and wheel bearings once a week. All other grease fittings at 100 hours.It works for me.
     

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