Grease Gun Sticks

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by catflyer, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. catflyer

    catflyer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I am embarrassed to ask this, but have little experience with a grease gun. When I grease the fittings on myZTR the gun is hard to get on the fitting, and then really hard to get off. Am I doing something wrong? Is it the angle? Thanks, Brian
  2. karlgrooms

    karlgrooms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    You should be able to adjust the tip turn it right to tighten left to loosen the grippers that are just inside the tip end. You might have to hold the top and bottom of the end to keep from taking it off.
  3. catflyer

    catflyer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Thanks! I'd used the same gun on my trailer, and it worked fine, but someone else has used it since, and I couldn't figure out why it was so hard to use on the mower. I'll get a new tube of grease Wed. and winterize the mower.
  4. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I would hate to admit how many years it took me to learn this.
  5. eatonpcat

    eatonpcat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,636

  6. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    Still, when you got that one zerk that you have to stand on your head and reach your left arm through two handholes, use an old gun that is well worn.
  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,758

    Prolly a given...but use a gun with a flexible hose - making the whole chore a lot easier to reach the fitting's/tip's as well as removal.

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