Re: How do I Grease This Jack?
Started surgery on the patient today...
Put a jack stand under the trailer, and removed the jack from the trailer so I could get a better look at things.
As seen in one of the videos, my screw shaft was squared off a bit and wouldn't slide out of the outer tube, so I filed it a bit and it popped right out.
The screw unwound fairly easily, until it hung up at the end (won't come out of the inner tube). Looking up inside, it appears that the screw shaft has a head, and it isn't meant to come out that way, so I'm not forcing it. The jack will probably never be extended far enough to worry about it.
At the top of the screw shaft is a bushing (thick washer), and bearing (a really, really thick washer, not a ball bearing setup).
Picked up new (Grade 8) hardware on the way to my son's Little League game, working on it now while cheering along. Was able to find everything but the bearing, will clean and lube the old one.
Gave everything a quick wire brushing (by hand), will reassemble with anti-sieze and call it good. Don't have time to paint it, just want to see if I can get it functional again before worrying about cosmetics.
Pics of the progress so far...
2005 Craftsman GS6500 (2010 Kohler Courage): JB Jr, electric sleeve hitch
2003 Husqvarna GTH2548 (2014 Briggs Intek): Craftsman 46-inch snowblower
OTHER (NOTABLE) EQUIPMENT:
2013 Honda HS1332TAS tracked snowblower
American CLS 40TC24-200 Logsplitter (2019 Predator 301)
1997 Troy Bilt Horse PTO: tiller, chipper/shredder
Stihl Kombi KM130R: string trimmer, mini cultivator, bed edger, pole saw
Echo PB751T backpack blower
Husqvarna 350 chainsaw
2003 Craftsman GT5000 (all used up)
2003 Craftsman DLT3000 (all burned up)
Last edited by mikeinri; 06-01-2019 at 07:55 PM.