Surely this has been covered long ago, and if so I apologize but I can't find the thread.
I just bought an RC2072 rotary cutter a few work-hours back, and I'm a guy who takes maintenance very seriously. So need-it-or-not I decided to grease the ujoints on the PTO shaft. No problem of course on the forward end of the shaft after dropping it off the PTO... but the aft end at the slip clutch is a whole other story. There's a big rubber(?) shroud that's in the way whichever I go. How are you supposed to access the zerk on the ujoint there?
The rubber(?) shroud has access plates on each side which seemed the obvious answer but despite a lot of twisting and turning the access plates don't seem to help much. I can't believe JD expects to take the entire shaft loose aft of the slip clutch every time you want to lube a ujoint, and because of the way it's attached neither does it make sense to take the rubber(?) shroud off every time.
Would someone who has cracked the code straighten me out?