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How often to grease front wheel bearings

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wwbragg

Not recommended.  Easy enough to remove and inspect them.  If they fall apart, look rusty, or if you can feel any drag or rough spots when you roll them on your finger, replace them.  If they seem ok, repack and reinstall.  Should probably repack them at the end of each season.

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MikeES

When ever I get a new to me tractor, I clean and repack the front wheel bearings (with synthetic wheel bearing grease).   I don't check them again for at least 5 years, unless I have the wheel off for some other reason like painting or changing tires.    I have found good clean grease even after 10 years.  They turn so slow, that unless you are getting water or dirt in them....

My tractors do not sit outside, and I go years between washing them with a high pressure hose (usually do that just before selling them :D ). 

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Bill725

I have installed Bearing Buddies on the front wheels of all five of my BGB tractors. I use high temp (not need in this application, but I only have one grease gun) grease with moly. I lube them once a year in the fall when I service all of my tractors. Going on 19 years without a bearing failure.

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AC716
2 hours ago, Bill725 said:

I have installed Bearing Buddies on the front wheels of all five of my BGB tractors. I use high temp (not need in this application, but I only have one grease gun) grease with moly. I lube them once a year in the fall when I service all of my tractors. Going on 19 years without a bearing failure.

You just answered my question about Bearing Buddies. Thx

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Chris727
4 hours ago, MikeES said:

When ever I get a new to me tractor, I clean and repack the front wheel bearings (with synthetic wheel bearing grease).   I don't check them again for at least 5 years, unless I have the wheel off for some other reason like painting or changing tires.    I have found good clean grease even after 10 years.  They turn so slow, that unless you are getting water or dirt in them....

My tractors do not sit outside, and I go years between washing them with a high pressure hose (usually do that just before selling them :D ). 

Yes they are much more likely to be ruined by moisture than by wear. 

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Tom45

The weak point is the seals allowing water in.  The bearings will go for years if you do not leave the tractor in the rain, spray water on the seals, or apparently get them covered up while snow blowing.  

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