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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Anyone know if this has grease fittings for the spindles?

I've looked everywhere for a detailed drawing of the spindles, in case my eyes have failed me.

Can't find anything.

Surely they didn't make "life time" lubed bearings.

Thanks for considerations.

 

After the fact: Removed the deck cover and no zerks anywhere.  Oddest thing ever seen for a high speed spinning shaft.


Edited by Phluphy, July 04, 2015 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 02:44 PM

Usually the zerks were below deck!


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 03:28 PM

grease zerks ??? how would they sell you parts if you greased it and made it last


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Nope, it has sealed bearings in the mandrills. Grease zerks are on the bottom of the steering shaft (under the tractor), Inside the front rims, and on the steering spindles.


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 09:29 PM

Yes, first place I looked, under the deck per usual.  Nada.

This is my first experience with no zerks on deck spindles.  Always learning.

Thanks for the responses.


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 03:11 PM

After reading this thread i thought I better take a look at my mower decks parts list as I thought it odd I did not see any grease fittings above deck.. 1 grease zerk on each spindle!  Good thing this was my first season with tractor. They each took grease easily so PO kept up her maintenance. They seem to take lots of grease so I gave each a dozen or so pumps.. I was expecting to see some grease ooze out but none did..Did I put enough grease in? I also scraped underside of deck while I was there and sprayed underside with Rust Check oil...i spray that $!!# on everything...

SO,,,CAN AM I OVER GREASING?

thanks

 

mower deck is # 917 253250 mounted on the MIGHTY SS16


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 03:21 PM

You should have a zerk on the inside of the front rims, I grease mine till I see it at the inside hub, but be careful not to push the black plastic hub dust cover off the outside of the rim. 

 

Also there is one on the front of the spindle arm where it attaches to the axle, and "should" be one on the steering pivot, but I have seen older pivets without.


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 03:27 PM

Thanks,,I found all the other grease fittings on tractor when I brought it home last season.. Tractor came with original owners manual for tractor and snow blower attachment but only a parts list for mower attachment which I had only glazed over...Really had to look at parts list to find the "E" representing the grease zerks.






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