How do ya deal with the excess grease from the weap holes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pinnacle, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    What a messy job it is topping up the grease in the HOC shafts, castor wheels etc! I'm just wondering how youz deal with the overflow and are you a 1 or 2 pump man or a pump it in till ya can see new grease coming out the weap holes man.

    I've been going through rags like theres no tomorow and It just makes me think.......There gota be a far less messy way to preform this type of maintanece.

  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,742

    I usually go until you hear a pop or snap
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,870

    I grease until I see it coming out. Grab a shop towel and wipe off the excess. Messy, but I KNOW it is greased thoroughly.
  4. Sauls1686

    Sauls1686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I grease untill I see the new comes out.
  5. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    Wipe it up. With a paper towel. Plain and simple.
  6. ManleyLawn

    ManleyLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    i grease until the new comes out. its a messy job but somebody has to do it... :)
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    I grease until it comes out, then wipe it up with a rag.When I'm riding a WB on the velke after a grease job, sometimes I have grease up my shins from excess grease flying up off the knuckle or off the axle fittings.Sucks, but at least I know its well lubed.
  8. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Yep, I grease until the old is squeezed out too & then wipe up.
  9. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 666

    I have a cut soda can and i take a painets tool and put it in there the just spryy a lil geas off and wash em down
  10. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Use the wifes best washcloth:D

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