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Trailer wheel greasing/servicing

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Deori, May 26, 2013.

  1. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Hey guys
    Just wondering how often you grease the wheels on your trailers and pack the bearings? I don't think the bearings on my trailer have ever been really checked out or serviced. Also, the last time I greased my wheels through the grease fitting, grease kept coming out slowly for a long time and getting splashed all over my wheels while driving. They didn't do this before I greased them. Did I do something wrong? Wrong kind of grease or too much grease? What kind of grease do you all use and recommend for the wheels? Thanks for taking the time to read, appreciate any response to my novice questions here!
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  2. richardcog

    richardcog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    Sound like you put to much
  3. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    If I put too much and the excess just comes out on it's own than is it ok like that?
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  4. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    sure just clean it up

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    You should grease it till it purges some of the old grease out. Then just clean it up and your good to go.
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  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    I don't know why everyone thinks that the proper way to grease machinery, etc. is to pump it in until the grease comes out. You will blow the seals out then the water and dirt will get in. Just put in a few pumps.
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Once a year I take the wheels off, pull the hubs clean the old grease and re pack the bearings with new clean wheel bearing grease.

    If you have a zerk in the dust cap, a shot once a week or every other week is more than enough. No need to pump it with grease until it comes out the end, otherwise you just jacked up the seals.

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 466

    once a year

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