grease system

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by knox gsl, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have recently bought a new Scag mower and want to make sure that the spindles get grease as often as they should. I am looking for a remote grease system to help make this an easy thing to do that requires the least effort. Do any of you have any idea where to get something like this that will work on a mower.
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Nice! I bought the air one since that was so expensive but at 50% off, can't hurt to have both
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  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey RJ what's up on the field battery power is better:waving:
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was thinking of a single manifold that had multiple grease zerks and a tube to each spindle. I've seen these systems on larger machines, and yes the electric grease gun would be great.
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Come on greasing that machine is not that hard and by the way what about the other 11 grease points:dizzy:
  7. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
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    I used to maintain a large fleet of cabover trucks ,and would build a manifold behind the cab so the truck could be greased daily without lifting the cab while someguy was sleeping in it .I got all the parts from the lincoln grease gun catalogue ,its now probably on their website but they didnt have one when I was doing them .Parts were cheap .
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're right not that hard but when you're counting on someone else to do it I want it to be easy. The more I think about it the less I see need as I will have to pull the cover to change blades anyhow. This is a reason not to like Scag, not as service friendly as other brands. My other mowers get grease every oil change but Scag spindles call for 40 hours. The rest of the machine is 100-200 hours.
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There are no sealed bearings on the Scag is there? Just grease spindles once a week and rest of machine once a month. Other than sealed bearings Ive never heard of a problem with over greasing. Has anyone else?

    While I like the idea on air or powered grease guns, Ive found the pistol type guys works fine as you have a spare hand to hold the flexi tube on the zerk while pumping the grease. Pretty easy stuff.

    What I would like to know is, how do you fit anything to a zerk on a spindle? The Scags are on top arent they? They would spin with the spindle, or am I missing something. Even the deck drive shaft spins, how would you hook that up?

    Im not having a go or anything, honest questions there!
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's at the shop now so I can't see it but I believe the zerk is on the spindle housing.
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