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Trimmer maintenance

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KBW, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. KBW

    KBW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    I have a Shind. T230 and a T270. Is it necessary to grease the shaft? If so, how and how often? What type of grease? Also, how about greasing the head?


    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    No do not grease the shaft,yes grease the head shin sells grease in a 40z pack myself i put a grease fitting on the head red grease works.take the trimmer head off take the spacer out grease the head if you leave it on it will build up pressure and blow the seals out.hope this helps
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    The grease actually moves out of the head into the shaft. I have had a few Shindy trimmers and have greased them before.

    I have had Shindy trimmers that I have greased and some that I didn't. I saw no difference in how long the head lasts. Unless you're seeing grease seep out somewhere it's a safe bet that the grease is still in the head.
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    on the side of the head there is a bolt. we tap all ours and install a zert fitting and pump grease in a few times per year.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I have run them for years with out greaseing the heads,But new grease will help,Grease the head my 2 cents.I went to redmax this season we have been greasing the heads 3 times a season.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    that is a good idea, would have never thought of that

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Redmax has a grease fitting all ready installed.
  8. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    The only problem with the idea is that you can't tell how much grease you are getting in the gear box. Too much grease in there can cause the seals to blow out. That's why the manufacturer didn't install a grease zerk.
  9. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    This is why it says in the owners manual to take the head off and remove the bushing then start pumping gease into it untill you see new grease coming out of the space where the bushing was,3 times a season or so .
  10. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    Why are you greasing the redmax's so often?

    Personally if I was you I would just do it on those rainy days when there is nothing better to do. Take the head off and do it like that so you don't risk blowing the seals. I've had enough experience with seals.

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