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    1025R 260B greasing trouble

    Greetings,

    Iím a new 1025R owner. Just hit 20 hours. Iíve found everyone on this forum very informative and helpful.

    The 1st greasing at 10 hours went fine, but I missed a few zerks on the 260B. This time around I was careful to find them all (found I broke my first zerk, at the end of the dipperstick near the bucket). But, there is one fitting that wonít take any grease. Itís the one on the bottom of the swing arm. Itís hard to get to, but swinging the backhoe far left provided enough room. Any one else have trouble with this one? Any tips or tricks? Or is it likely that its just a bad zerk fitting?

    Also, anyone change this fitting to a 90 degree?

    thanks for the help
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    My 260 is a little different such as my hoses run under that area so I have easier access.
    Many times with the backhoe fittings I have found that some accept grease better if I put down pressure on the joint instead of letting everything be suspended.
    I will grease whatever will take it and if I have a tight one I will come back to it after changing the arm position.
    I guess you will not know if its a bad zerk unless you take it off and try it.
    It does look like a good candidate for a 90 degree with those hoses in the way.
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    Hi TD0846
    I changed a number of the grease nipples (zerk's) on my 260 for 45 deg nipples rather than 90 deg ones, makes the job of greasing the BH a lot easier
    Regards John
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    Fairly new equipment should grease easily there must be pressure still on the pins so make sure you take the weight off the joint for it to properly grease and as others said you can buy different zerks to suite your needs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    Fairly new equipment should grease easily there must be pressure still on the pins so make sure you take the weight off the joint for it to properly grease and as others said you can buy different zerks to suite your needs


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    This exactly, you need to ground the bucket and push a touch to take the weight of the boom and dipper off this pin before the zerk will take any grease.
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    I had one or two bad zerks on my 260BH also...I never tried to take the pressure off tho Never had a problem after replacing them.. Only the BH tho, all the other Zerks on FEL and tractor have been fine.
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    So I was able to get out on the tractor for a little bit after work. Tried to put the boom down and lift the back end slightly, no luck, no grease getting in. I guess the next step would be to replace or swap out another zerk to see if anything changes.

    Side note: I bought the LockNLube XL and that made a tricky grease fitting an impossible one. Fortunately, I had another hose and the standard coupler which fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD0846 View Post
    So I was able to get out on the tractor for a little bit after work. Tried to put the boom down and lift the back end slightly, no luck, no grease getting in. I guess the next step would be to replace or swap out another zerk to see if anything changes.

    Side note: I bought the LockNLube XL and that made a tricky grease fitting an impossible one. Fortunately, I had another hose and the standard coupler which fit.
    As suggested above, replace that straight zerk with a 45-degree angle fitting. The trick is to just barely take the weight off the bushing. By lifting the rear end up you may still be causing a restriction.
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    Hereís an update for those who may be interested or have a similar problem...

    After changing the grease fitting and trying many different positions and angles with no luck, I asked the dealer for some suggestions. He suggested removing the fitting and cleaning out the hole in the joint with some wire. Well, that seemed to work. It finally took some grease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TD0846 View Post
    Hereís an update for those who may be interested or have a similar problem...

    After changing the grease fitting and trying many different positions and angles with no luck, I asked the dealer for some suggestions. He suggested removing the fitting and cleaning out the hole in the joint with some wire. Well, that seemed to work. It finally took some grease.

    Heat the wire 1st with a propane torch.
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