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Grease

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DaughtryLC, May 31, 2008.

  1. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    How often do U guys grease your spindles (hrs) and about how many pumps per spindle?
     
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,262

    We dont grease ours because they are sealed but on ones you can grease I would do it every 25 hours with 2 to 3 pumps per spindle.
     
  3. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Too often probably. My Scag manual says to use special high temperature grease for the spindles but my dealer looks at me like I'm crazy. He says the red pennzoil is fine? I think they use pennzoil red for everything. I have little confidence in most dealers and mechanics who seem less up to date than I am and I'm not that good mechanically.
     
  4. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Chevron red on the scags every week till it pops up on the overflow........
     
  5. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    yep! same here weekly on all mowers...grease is cheap verses new spindles!
     
  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,262


    Yeah that one can be debated. Personaly I would run the best high temp synthetic I could get my hands on. Spindles can get very very hot and make normal grease melt.
     
  7. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Messages: 109

    I use Mystic JT-6 Red Hi Temp on the spindles and driveshaft, nd regular JT-6 on everything else on the mower. Any grease at regular intervals is better than the way most people grease their mowers, but I think any brand of red HI Temp grease will do the job just fine. I'm not a supporter of Hugo Chavez, as I understand he owns Citgo, which owns Mystic, but I always used Mystic JT-6 before I knew that and always had good luck with it. Now I am afraid to switch.
     
  8. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    I some times have to pump 30 to 40 times to get the bleeder to pop, thats at every 40 to 50 hrs.
     
  9. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    I grease mine at 40-50 hrs and my tigers spindles sometimes take 15-205) Or at least it seams like it to go out the blow out valve.
     
  10. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    Lucas Red and Tacky every 20 or so hours and about 5 or 6 pumps each. (Spindles only)

    Everything else gets JD EP grease the stuff that comes in the equipment from the factory.

    My Stihl HS 45 gets the Stihl hedge trimmer lithium grease.
     

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