How much to grease spindles?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stephenslawncare, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. stephenslawncare

    stephenslawncare LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 81

    A few months ago, I replaced both of my non-greasable spindles with greasable spindles. The old ones were just wearing out. My new spindles didnt come with any directions and was just wondering how much is the correct amount and how many hours between greasings. Currently I have been putting in 30 "pumps" of grease in every 30 hrs. Is this enought. How much do you grease them? Thanks:)
  2. LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    I grease everything on my machines every 8 hrs of use
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    With the exception of 1 fitting I can't get to because I have to remove the deck, I grease non-sealed bearings every single day, 5-6 pumps each or so... That one I can't get to I do once / week, with synthetic.

    Spindles? They shouldn't take but 3-4 maybe 5-6 pumps, you better look I think that stuff is coming out the bottom...?
    That's how I know when it's enough, when it starts coming out the ends.
  4. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    30 pumps? Wow. Thats a lot. You can do damage. Prob 3-5 is good. Thats all I do.

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