How often do you grease equip?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Grass Hole, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Grass Hole

    Grass Hole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    i was wondering how often do you grease your equipment. ?
     
  2. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Kentucky
    Messages: 710

    Depends on the grease point, the machine in question, and the number of hours since the last grease job.

    Trimmer heads... every 25 hours roughly
    Deck spindles... every 20 to 25 hours for added insurance.
    Ztr front wheels, 50 hours
    Ztr front castors, 80 to 100 hours
    Deck pivots/linkage... 50 to 100 hours maybe.
     
  3. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 836

    I don't have a specific answer, but for me the simple fact is I don't do it enough across the board. Some need more frequent attention than others as listed above.
     
  4. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 2,147

    Riders and WB, every oil change or about 100 hours.

    Bark blower, daily

    Trucks, every oil change, especially the dump bodies pivots

    Trimmer gear heads and stick edgers, once a year

    Hedge trimmers, every sharping

    Drills, just before spring flower, fall mumms and winter pansy

    Push spreaders, as needed.

    Everything else, once a year. Hose reels, snow blowers, seeders, salters, bobcat etc.....
     
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  5. tcparker428

    tcparker428 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 55

    What kind of grease are y'all using for your trimmers?
     
  6. 71GTX

    71GTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 675

    Same as all of my equipment Lucas red n tacky.
     
  7. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 2,147


    I use Valvoline GM Chy Eur Jap Multi Purpose grease, it's just the a good red grease. Price is right if you buy in bulk.
     
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  8. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Kentucky
    Messages: 710

    Waterproof Green Grease is all i will use. I've put it through the torture tests offroading and with extreme angle drivelines... it has preserved bearings in situations where other grease have failed. www.greengrease.net
     
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  9. UpNorthMowing

    UpNorthMowing LawnSite Fanatic
    from Ontario
    Messages: 7,763

    Some guys where I work think the equipment greases itself :dizzy::mad:

    Then the boss is wondering why we have to do thousands of dollars worth of repairs. :nono:
     
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  10. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 836

    important thing related worth mentioning....I bought a dewalt cordless grease gun and that thing is money for improving efficiency when doing multiple pieces of equipment with zerks on it.
     
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