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greassing deck spindles

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Tragu
I have a new Regent and I went to grease the deck spindles yesterday and just wanted to know when should you stop greassing I put a fair amount in and was looking for an over flow as on my older tractors when I grease them but it just kept taking grease I finally just stopped not knowing I figured that there was some grease in it and I didnt want to ruin anything. So please tell me how to know when there is enough in it. Thanx Doug

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Les
My opinion is,(altough a lot of people disagree with my opinion, esp. hillbilly types, I think), that dirt is a greater evil than lack of lubrication. I would never give a grease zerk more than one shot of grease out of fear of breaking the seal and allowing dirt to enter the bearing. However, if you do break the seal, then grease the $#@*, no, I mean grease the *&!@ out of it, no, I mean grease it alot! to remove the dirt from the bearing, similar to the procedure you would use on boat trailer wheel bearings to remove the water from the bearing.

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jlasater
Over at the combine messageboards that I frequent (http://www.harvesting.com/combine/directory.htm) it's pretty much a univeral opinion that over greasing is worse than under greasing. Some bearings just have a metal sheild and not a rubber one, and they have a small clearance around the shield so those are designed to be greased until you see it oozing out a bit. The one's with rubber shields though will be damaged by over greasing. On the Gleaner I drove last summer, the tie rod ends that run the sickle bar got greased till you could just see the small boot bulge a bit. All other fittings got two pumps of grease a day and everything was fine.[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com']http://www.wheatfarm.com[/a]

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