greasing trimmer gear box

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    How do you all do it?? I have a thing i screw in my grease gun, then screw one of those sports inflation needles into that, then stick it way back into the box till all the old and fresh grese starts coming back out the hole. This seems safer to me because you are not puttting pressure on seals and stuff, but getting alot of fresh grease in and most of the old out. So will my method work? What do you all do???

    Later snapper
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I use a needle adapter for a grease gun, you can get them at any auto parts store.
  3. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    My Red Max trimmer has a zerk right on the gearbox.
  4. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 432

    How often do you guys change/add grease?
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I have tried greasing the head and not greasing the head. I have found that the engine will wear out before you have problems if you don't grease the head.
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I grease mine once a year, use my little chainsaw grease gun, used for the roller tips. Mine has a small bolt, unscrew it, place tip of gun in, and squirt it about 4-5 times.

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