new toy.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Sharks, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Got an Ingersoll Rand Pnuematic Grease Gun. Boy what fun! So easy to use. A real time save. $38 at Lowes.

  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    Makes it alot easier to grease everything... just pull the trigger....Just be carefull its easy to overfill.....It actually shoots a glop of grease a good long way.....One day on of my employee's shot with a water hose early in the day the evening we were doing maintenance and her back was turned and 3 quick pulls of the trigger at 20 feet, all Center body shots....:)
  3. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967 you hook it up to a compressor?
  4. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    yeah, 1/4 inch fitting hooks to compressor, no more pumping, just click it on and go, one handed operation, I can do all 27 zerks I have in a heartbeat now.

    This model is built like a tank so it should last a good long time. No maintenece outlined in the manual either.
  5. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Gonna have to invest

    And possibly spray my co-workers as well! :D
  6. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,419

    Excellent tool. Handle swivels so you can grease any fitting, even the awkward out-of-the-way ones. Makes maintenance that much more easier and frankly, way more fun. Gotta love the time saving tools.
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    also, Id get rid of the steel tube on the end and replace it with a flexible hose. Much more user freindly for the tight spots....
  8. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Thanks for the tip. I expected to need a flexible hose but I guess I am lucky in that all of the zerks I deal with can take the steel tube fitting as is and it keeps me able to hold a cup of coffee in the other hand.

    One thing I have found is that once it is popped onto a zerk it takes quite a tug to pull it off. My old grease gun fitting you could back up a sleeve and it would free it up a bit but this baby is like a remora on a shark. Big tug to get it free.


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