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    Greasing the deck spindles questions?

    Hey guys,

    On my old LX288 I remember the dealer telling me to give the deck spindle bearings two shots of grease about once a month. I forgot to ask him about the new X320. I see in the manual it says once every 50 hours or annually. That seems to be a long time between greasing.

    I mow about 3/4 of an acre, and it takes about an hour or so. So, around every 4 hours on the mower, should I give the mower spindles a couple of shots of grease as I did on my last one? I never had an issue with the bearings, but I certainly don't want to over grease them either.

    Also, I normally use Valvoline Synpower synthetic grease because... well, I use it on everything else... ATV, trailer bearings, u-joints on the 4Runner, and anything else that needs greasing. Do you guys prefer to use the JD synthetic grease, or do you think the Valvoline is fine. I know it's probably overkill on the axle pivot, axle spindles, and the lift pedal, but what the heck... that's what's in the gun.

    Anyhow, wanted to get your recommend grease and greasing intervals, or what you guys do and use.

    Thanks.
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    i think thats a little to often, if you grease to much then dirt can get in especially if it starts to come out of the bearings, then that leads into premature spindle failure.

    now i would say to give it 2 pumps of grease every 25 hours, or once every season.

    dont pump until it comes out!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoi View Post
    i think thats a little to often, if you grease to much then dirt can get in especially if it starts to come out of the bearings, then that leads into premature spindle failure.

    now i would say to give it 2 pumps of grease every 25 hours, or once every season.

    dont pump until it comes out!!!
    Thanks jfoi,

    Makes sense. Do you recommend the JD synthetic grease, or do you think the Valvoline synthetic is fine?
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    I give mine 1 pump every 10 hours. I only use the Red JD grease or Lucas "red and tacky". I use that on everything as it repels water rather than mixing with it. It also sticks to everything and anything more than the "normal" black or brown grease. I recomend you try it, I think you would like it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I give mine 1 pump every 10 hours. I only use the Red JD grease or Lucas "red and tacky". I use that on everything as it repels water rather than mixing with it. It also sticks to everything and anything more than the "normal" black or brown grease. I recomend you try it, I think you would like it.
    Thanks Brian,

    Which JD grease is the red grease? Also, do you use the same stuff on the axles spindles?
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    The Deere Grease we use is this stuff I think.
    Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease (TY6341, TY24421, TY24422, TY26982, CXTY24419)

    I think that stuff is a clear green/blueish. It could also be the corn head grease we use?

    As for the red and tacky, it is used in everything from wheel bearings, u joints to tie rods.. Flat out everything. Its a grease that is hard to wipe off its so sticky and that is what I want in my grease.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    The Deere Grease we use is this stuff I think.
    Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease (TY6341, TY24421, TY24422, TY26982, CXTY24419)


    I think that stuff is a clear green/blueish. It could also be the corn head grease we use?

    As for the red and tacky, it is used in everything from wheel bearings, u joints to tie rods.. Flat out everything. Its a grease that is hard to wipe off its so sticky and that is what I want in my grease.
    Thanks again Brian. I can pick up the Lucas Red & Tacky very easy. I'll go with that for everything. Heck, I might even splurge and pick up one of those JD grease guns. That way, I'll know what grease is for the tractor. :D
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    I use the JD Green Polyurea grease myself, and I have one of the JD pistol grip guns as well-works real nice.
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    Wow, how timely. I am in the process of changing grease brands. I had been using Mobil 1 synthetic. The problem was it would leach oil and my gun was always a mess. So, I am making the jump to Deere's synthetic. And yup, gonna use it in everything. I sure hope my problem goes away. Here is some reading for ya.
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    Thanks Randy.

    I love reading that stuff!
    Dave

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