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#1 Steve Meyer OFFLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 01:11 AM

In poring over the detailed parts manual for my new Simplicity Prestige 4x4 I found a total of one grease zerk on the tractor mower combinatiuon -- on a weldment holding the shaft of an idler pulley.

None on the blade arbors/spindles, steering mechanism, etc.

I'm currently unable to inspect this for myself (I have an knee operation in a few weeks) but it's hard to believe Simplity's pretty detailed manuals.

Any experienced comments?

Steve Meyer

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 04:19 AM

The only thing I can say is,they don't make stuff like they used to.Grease fittings were everywhere at one time,and as long as you greased them,things would last a long time.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:07 AM

In poring over the detailed parts manual for my new Simplicity Prestige 4x4 I found a total of one grease zerk on the tractor mower combinatiuon -- on a weldment holding the shaft of an idler pulley.

None on the blade arbors/spindles, steering mechanism, etc.

I'm currently unable to inspect this for myself (I have an knee operation in a few weeks) but it's hard to believe Simplity's pretty detailed manuals.

Any experienced comments?

Steve Meyer



Steve- Believe me there are several zerks. I've attached a pdf of my Simplicity Manual with the grease and lubrication points. You want to look at page 30.

Matt

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Edited by NUTNDUN, September 06, 2011 - 11:12 AM.

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#4 MUDDAWG OFFLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 05:35 PM

although Im not familiar with your brand of mower deck
my swisher tow behind came with no grease fittings when they wore out

I replaced the bearings in the spindles , by removing the inside dust cap,
drilling 2 small holes in the outer dust caps and drilling and tapping the spindle in a convienient location for a grease fitting

I can now effectively grease , non greasable /sealed bearings in my swisher deck

hope this will help your situation
mike

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 06:06 AM

although Im not familiar with your brand of mower deck
my swisher tow behind came with no grease fittings when they wore out

I replaced the bearings in the spindles , by removing the inside dust cap,
drilling 2 small holes in the outer dust caps and drilling and tapping the spindle in a convienient location for a grease fitting

I can now effectively grease , non greasable /sealed bearings in my swisher deck

hope this will help your situation
mike


My old Gilson decks were the same way. I also drilled & tapped the spindle housing in a convienient location on top side of the deck.




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