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How to tell if you’re over greasing your equipment

Apparently if you over grease you loader, you get strange grease splatter patterns on the loader arms, and somehow even get splatters on your rear fenders...
Oh well... grease is cheap and washes off relatively easily. Pins and bushings take time and money to replace. I regret nothing. Don’t forget the front axle king pin and spindles! Get ‘me all! Grease early, grease often.
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Re: How to tell if you’re over greasing your equipment

What are you using there? NLGI #2? Got a 2 or 3% moly blend going on there?

Donít forget folks, there is summer and winter blends of grease similar to diesel fuel. #1 for winter use.

Steady back and forth to the borrow pit Ted, are you a pistol grip or lever action greaser? Or did you upgrade to an air or electric when you started your mining career?

Iím running a DeWalt 18v cordless with a LockíNíLube tip, still using #1 thru this week.
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Re: How to tell if you’re over greasing your equipment

Thatís the way a working tractor is supposed to look.

For a tractor with glow plugs or an intake air heater, excess grease is why you have starting fluid on the shelf. Cleans it right up.
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Re: How to tell if you’re over greasing your equipment

I'm also guilty. I've been a trucker and equipment operator all my life so I'm not shy with a grease gun. My tractor is covered in it! LOL

But as you said....I'd rather have a greasy tractor than a wore out one.

I keep saying one of these days I am going to take my loader off and clean it good, but no sooner I say that, I go back to work with it, LOL.
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Yeah there's not much choice. You have to keep adding more to replace the stuff that squeezes out the sides. Which has to go somewhere... I'll take a slightly greasy tractor over a worn out or broken one any day.
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Better too much than too little.............

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Re: How to tell if youíre over greasing your equipment

when it goes past the seals,

when its dripping and splattering,

you might be labelled a Grease Monkey


Grease attracts dirt and grit which is bad, very bad.


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Quote: Grease attracts dirt and grit which is bad, very bad.

Which is why you have to pump in enough fresh clean grease to push the contaminants out.

It's a viscous cycle, LOL.

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Re: How to tell if you’re over greasing your equipment

My pet peeve is listening to my village using the front end loader or the back hoe and hearing them squeak. I keep thinking that's "my tax dollars at work." Spend $35+K to replace vs. $1.35 to lubricate.

I keep threatening my wife to purchase a grease gun and a case of cartridges every month and drop them off at the fron door of the lazy DPW folks.
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when it goes past the seals,

when its dripping and splattering,

you might be labelled a Grease Monkey


Grease attracts dirt and grit which is bad, very bad.


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The only grease that attracts the bad, very bad dirt is outside of where it does the most good. Very, very good. If it's out side and attracts dirt, it keeps it away from where it is "bad, very bad."
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Re: How to tell if youíre over greasing your equipment

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My pet peeve is listening to my village using the front end loader or the back hoe and hearing them squeak. I keep thinking that's "my tax dollars at work." Spend $35+K to replace vs. $1.35 to lubricate.

I keep threatening my wife to purchase a grease gun and a case of cartridges every month and drop them off at the fron door of the lazy DPW folks.
Ha ha I would drop it off directly to the workers!

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The only grease that attracts the bad, very bad dirt is outside of where it does the most good. Very, very good. If it's out side and attracts dirt, it keeps it away from where it is "bad, very bad."

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My pet peeve is listening to my village using the front end loader or the back hoe and hearing them squeak. I keep thinking that's "my tax dollars at work." Spend $35+K to replace vs. $1.35 to lubricate.

I keep threatening my wife to purchase a grease gun and a case of cartridges every month and drop them off at the fron door of the lazy DPW folks.
That's like the very big contractor in my area that does all the highway and mine work around here. It's sickening to see. Brand new Cat loaders, dozers, excavators.....all with auto greaser systems on them....and any time you look they are all empty.

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