I have been reading posts on GTT since I decided to buy a SCUT earlier this year, and finally joined when my 1025 was delivered a couple of weeks ago. I want to maintain it properly so it lasts like my old 345 has. I have a couple of questions regarding greasing the backhoe that I haven't seen addressed in other forums yet. First, just out of curiosity, does anyone know why the grease recommendation for the backhoe would be different from the FEL. It seems like they have similar hydraulics and pivot points. Also, I'm going to take them off for the winter to install a snow blower and back blade. Unfortunately, until I build another garage, they will have to live outside at least this winter. Do I need to coat the exposed hydraulic cylinders with grease to prevent rusting? If so, what type?
Thanks for any advice.