Ditchwitch 410sx

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirty Water, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Does anyone apply a lubricant of some kind to the pins and bushings that support the plow blade, We have found removing them to change blades a rather time consuming process, it usually takes around 10 minutes per pin to knock it out with a punch and a sledge.

    Would using some sort of surface grease be a good idea?
  2. Vermeer

    Vermeer Inactive
    from Iowa
    Messages: 153


    I would recommend doing it even if you do not change the blade frequently . If your machine has some time on I am surprised you are having that kind of difficulty. A quality grease that you would use on your on the rest of the machine would be adequate.

  3. treadlite

    treadlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    try using some anti sieze compound.... the silver colored stuff by permatex is what I use and it works really well, seems to bond to the metal... I've found that grease or copper-coat type of anti sieze compounds tend to wash out in time and not work as well....
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Thanks for the advice.

    DW advertises that you never need to lubricate their bushings, but a little grease won't hurt.

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