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post #16 of 19 Old 04-18-2015, 04:21 AM
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Re: Grease Gun Recommendation

That depends on how many pumps are required to do the job. I've emptied the larger guns on one fitting. About 175 pumps.

It would have taken longer to round up the air powered pump, string 100' of air hose, string 120' of 3/8" grease hose over and around even more equipment that had to be locked out, and then put it all back where I found it, IF I could find a crane operator to lift the 50 gallon grease barrel and pump when the mill was down for the weekend.

A battery powered gun would have been a Godsend.

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post #17 of 19 Old 04-18-2015, 10:16 AM
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I just purchased my first JOhn Deere. A 2005 GX345. I am doing a complete maintenance routine so that I know what I am starting with maintenance wise. can somebody recommend a good grease gun for me to use on my mower deck spindles and front wheel spindles? How does a greas gun fit onto the components that need grease in them? Is there a bib like when you connect an air house to tire valve stems? Im new at this whole grease thing. THanks.
Tudor:.. I found this tread under Active Topics.. I noticed the date it was started.. (3-8-2010) & the OP was lookin for information which in his postin told me that somehow he didn't know what a grease zerk was for or what one looked like.. he was askin how a grease gun fit onto the components that need grease in them..


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Gotta have a gun for each grease or application. I got a 5 gallon air gun with EP in it for machinery. a pistol grip with EP for vehicle greasing. A lever gun with Moly grease in it for drivelines and a small pistol grip with waterproof grease for the boat. The air gun is great for big jobs. The pistol grips are good for lower psi work and lever guns are needed for higher pressure fittings.
now fast forward 5 days later when the last post was made.. no one had posted anything as far as what a zerk looked like..

now a guy with a newely aquired machine that didn't know anything about greasing a tractor.. I was wonderin what that machine had left on it today as far as spindles on the deck & front end..

I had found this in a quick search..

Zerk Fittings / Grease Fittings

so the OP could know what the grease gun fit onto.. which was to me his MAIN question..

now for this tread to lay DEAD for over 5 years & another post was made of a high $$$$ set up... I found ironic.. if the OP hadn't figured out how to grease his machine by then.. was there a great need for any type of gun.. or should he replace the machine..

I can just imagine what a machine lookes like if it didn't get any grease to the front axle & deck spindles..
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Tudor:.. I found this tread under Active Topics.. I noticed the date it was started.. (3-8-2010) & the OP was lookin for information which in his postin told me that somehow he didn't know what a grease zerk was for or what one looked like.. he was askin how a grease gun fit onto the components that need grease in them..




now fast forward 5 days later when the last post was made.. no one had posted anything as far as what a zerk looked like..

now a guy with a newely aquired machine that didn't know anything about greasing a tractor.. I was wonderin what that machine had left on it today as far as spindles on the deck & front end..

I had found this in a quick search..

Zerk Fittings / Grease Fittings

so the OP could know what the grease gun fit onto.. which was to me his MAIN question..

now for this tread to lay DEAD for over 5 years & another post was made of a high $$$$ set up... I found ironic.. if the OP hadn't figured out how to grease his machine by then.. was there a great need for any type of gun.. or should he replace the machine..

I can just imagine what a machine lookes like if it didn't get any grease to the front axle & deck spindles..
Read the first post in response to the OP's question posted 29 minutes later. It gives a general description of the fittings and supplies a link to a general discussion of applicable grease guns, including a similar high dollar setup to what Upper5Percent referred to. For some, the more expensive equipment may be better suited to their needs. Try using a standard grease gun with only one usable hand.

As you infer, greasing is important for the long life of equipment, but in todays throw away society, the lack of proper lubrication and the resulting replacement of said equipment keeps your friends and neighbours in jobs, or possibly supplementing their income with refurbishing worn out tractors.

This type of question comes up fairly often and there is nothing wrong with reviving an old thread occasionally that has current benefits with all the new members that come to the forum each year with little to no background or experience in mechanical devices. It saves the rest of us from constantly posting the same information time and time again, as we do on the question of loading tires.

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Re: Grease Gun Recommendation

I'll check my manual when I get a chance, but wondering how often I should be greasing my Kubota BX. It's got about 5 hours on it, so don't think I've burnt anything up yet , but I certainly want to pay attention going forward.

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