Hi all - Ok, so I have installed the JD 47" snowblower and have a few questions:
- Should I grease ALL snowblower fittings before EVERY use?
- I bought some JD Grease... but I had some non-JD grease at home. Comparing the two, the JD Lithium Grease seems to be a 'general duty' grease, while the Lucas Grease I bought at Menard's seems to be rated for high temperatures, and high speed bearings.... it almost seems like the Lukas brand would be 'better.' Which one would protect better.... and can I put in a non-JD grease?
- How do I know when I have enough grease in the Auger shaft? The sales guy at the JD dealer told me to grease it *just until* I felt a little resistance in the grease gun handle and then quit...so I don't 'blow out any seals.' That sounded odd to me.... my experience has always been to grease a 'zert' until it starts squeezing out of the joint. What is the proper way to grease the various zerts on the various shafts/auger, etc so I don't screw something up?
Also.... just for fun... thought I would include a picture of my 'snow blower fleet'..... it's like the Goldilocks story....baby, momma, and poppa sized. Snow blower OCD overload here.