So ́ used the BH this weekend to dig a drain tile trench. First part of the project was to "dredge" part of the "creek" the tile will dump into. Doing such, the bucket was under a couple feet of water for most of that. All went well and it's done. Thought it would be good to grease all the zerks today since the bucket spent its Saturday under water.
On the entire backhoe there are 13 fittings I greased. But since the BH was still attached so I could exercise the pivots after greasing, I couldn't get a look at the front pivot for the swing cylinder, because it was right up against the PTO shield. After detaching the BH I was surprised to see there isn't a zerk at that location. I looked and felt all around but couldn't find one. Nothing on the top or bottom of the pivot pin. The pin is flat on both ends, with the retainer bolt on the bottom. No zerk on the cylinders cap that also is the pivot. Curious if everyone else's like this? Mine's a 2014 (year).
Did notice there isn't any zerks on the stabilizers, so maybe this pivot can't be greased either Just seems odd that it's the only pivot that doesn't get greased on the main unit.