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#1 old coot OFFLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:12 AM

have an JD LX255 bought it used a few years ago and it runs /operates fine but my question is I cannot find a grease fitting anywhere to grease the front axle where it pivots...where it's mounted to the frame...I know I'm getting a few years on me and the eyes aren't quite like they used to be but I have searched from top to bottom and side to side, I cannot find a fitting....not even where one might have been ...did john deere manufacture mowers without a fitting there?...seems to me that would be an important area to keep greased thanks for any help in advance


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:24 AM

No, it does not. If it is getting loose, you can remove the pin and put bushings in from both ends or sleeve the bolt.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:53 AM

This location doesn't show a fitting. http://www.greenfarm...D311C0506000002

 

I would recommend getting an owner's main. manual for your tractor. There are places on the internet where you can down load one for free.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:31 AM

here you'll find some tipps http://manuals.deere...42612_C016.html

 

 

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Service Lubrication
 

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Use recommended John Deere greases to avoid component failure and premature wear.

The recommended John Deere greases are effective within an average air temperature range of -29 to 135 degrees C (-20 to 275 degrees F).

If operating outside that temperature range, contact your Servicing dealer for a special-use grease.

The following greases are preferred:

· John Deere Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease

· John Deere Multi-Purpose HD Lithium Complex Grease

· John Deere Moly High Temperature EP Grease

If not using any of the preferred greases, be sure to use a general all-purpose grease with an NLGI grade No.2 rating.

Wet or high speed conditions may require use of a special-use grease. Contact your Servicing dealer for information.

Lubricating Front Wheel Spindles

M96432

1. Lubricate fittings (A) on spindles, one on each side of tractor, with one or two shots of general all-purpose grease.

2. Turn wheels to distribute grease on spindles.

Lubricating Front Axle Center Pivot on All-Wheel Steer Tractors

M97150

Lubricate front axle center pivot (A) with one or two shots of general all-purpose grease.

Lubricating Rear Steering Pivots on All-Wheel Steer Tractors

M97140

Lubricate four rear steering pivots (A), two on each side of tractor, with one or two shots of general all-purpose grease.

 

http://manuals.deere..._C08.html#34881


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 10:19 AM

May I just add that over greasing is always bad.  Give it just enough so you see fresh grease beginning to come out. Then wipe it off. Too much grease just attracts dirt which gets ground into the bushing/bearing.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Yes, they did make tractors without the grease fitting on the axle pivot, including the original 300 series GT's 300, 314, 317 etc. I have replaced those bushings on my 314 and 317. You might be able to add a grease fitting or maybe just take out the pivot pin every few years and grease it. 


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