greasing the tractor

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by bluebell, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. bluebell

    bluebell Member

    does anyone jackup the front of their tractor when greasing the front axle kingpins and pivit pin, the reason i ask was on youtube someone said grease got in better and lasted better, comments please
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  2. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Yes it will get in better and more will go where its needed, not beside it, especially the bottom pins. Some lads even go from lock to lock while greasing, but that might be a step to far? Its just the hassle of jacking them up ....
  3. davedb

    davedb Member

    I jack mine up but it’s easily done with double acting front linkage, just put some blocks under the arms and lift them up in seconds I do mine every couple of tank fills of diesel
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  4. Spanish

    Spanish Member

    It is better to raise it slightly, so that the axes of rotation are released around its contour. If we raise it a lot we go from being totally supported the upper part of the shaft to being totally supported in the lower part.
    It is about releasing the surroundings of the obejective axes so that the fat is distributed all around them. I hope you understand me
  5. 2wheels

    2wheels Member

    aye always did, front linkage made it easy.
  6. Muck Spreader

    Muck Spreader Member

    You mean your supposed to grease them. I always thought the cow sh!t did that.:scratchhead:
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  7. Bloders

    Bloders Member

    Yes. Front linkage though
  8. Farm Jack under the weight frame and ease a bit of weight on..
    ...for those without da front linkage ?:(

    But I guess depends how big yer tractor is ..... my farm Jack lift 3 t :happy::unsure:
  9. Ali_Maxxum

    Ali_Maxxum Member

    Chepstow, Wales
    I've never once thought about jacking up the tractor to grease it? Fully front suspended on mine, all the grease goes in easy, I just think the amount it moves and everything else I can imagine the grease manages to find it's way around everywhere it needs to go?
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  10. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Imagine case is same as NH, I don't think 1 grease nipple on point where axle pivots is enough. Can't imagine it can get worked all the way round.
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  11. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Do dealers use red grease to check if your actually greasing it!?
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  12. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Unfortunately the grease wont go into every corner, it will take the path of least resistance, so if it can get out it will leaving the contact area dry. No good greasing blind, it needs to come out after passing through the joint.
  13. Happy

    Happy Member

    Yes, i do the same with forklift. Put block of wood beneath pickup hitch then push down until rear wheels lift off the ground. Gets grease to bits of the centre pivot pin that don’t usually get it.
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  14. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Good man.
    Lift front wheels off ground with boom to grease the bottom lift ram pin aswell.(y)
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  15. I grease pivot as normal then lift on the loader and grease again.
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  16. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Don’t know, but as I use red grease anyway I don’t think they’d learn a lot.
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  17. feilding

    feilding Member

    A loader also makes greasing easy. Always lift wheels of ground to grease. Done it since the eighty's
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  18. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    But as mentioned before by someone more cleverer than me, just take a bit of weight off, not it all
  19. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    North Wales
  20. icanshootwell

    icanshootwell Member

    Watched it 3 times now.:D

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