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Greasing Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric ELM, Apr 12, 2000.

  1. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,007

    Shindaiwa sells little tubes of grease too.<br>
     
  2. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    You do not just pump grease into the gear case. Where the heck do you all think it goes. The correct way and the only way to grease a trimmer gearcase is to remove the head and any spacer around the output shaft and add grease either thru a zerk or through a lube port and add grease until the new grease comes out around the output shaft. This changes the grease and using any other procedure forces grease up around the drive shaft or cable and will damage the bushings and I have known of so much grease being forced in that it went all the way to the clutch.
     
  3. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    You do not just pump grease into the gear case. Where the heck do you all think it goes. The correct way and the only way to grease a trimmer gearcase is to remove the head and any spacer around the output shaft and add grease either thru a zerk or through a lube port and add grease until the new grease comes out around the output shaft. This changes the grease and using any other procedure forces grease up around the drive shaft or cable and will damage the bushings and I have known of so much grease being forced in that it went all the way to the clutch.
     

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