Scott Lawn Tractor (John Deere) Home Depot-'00

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by sparking, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. sparking

    sparking LawnSite Member
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    Hi There!

    My Dad has a 2000 year model lawn tractor labeled Scott, built by John Deere bought at Home Depot. It has a grease port/inlet on each of the spindles, between the bearings, for the three blades. Does anyone know if it needs periodic greasing and if so, how often? Or, if it is factory lubed, permanently, then why did they have these ports on the spindels?

    P.S. We got snow flurries in southern Michigan on 1 Oct. Where's the indian summer? :((

  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i would grease them every 2-5 weeks depending on usage
  3. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    Well, if there are grease fittings on them they probably aren't permanently lubed. I grease mine about every 25 hours...If you don't have an hourmeter then I would just grease them every 1-2 months if you aren't using it commercially.

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    If your harry home owner i would grease every month or so. look in your owners manual and find the other grease zerks, a little grease will save alot of money.

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