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Yes. That's a bad location. Susceptible to being crowded with spoils and ripping the fitting out. I agree with Blake's suggestion to replace it with a low profile needle fitting.
 

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You could install a needle fitting. It would sit flush (or very close to flush) with the surface.
I ended up greasing it and then removing the zerk and installed a plug. I don't care much for needle fittings as they like to fill with dirt.
 

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Another thing you could do is remove the pin and have it drilled and tapped for an outside fitting.
 

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... or tack weld a 1/2" length of 1" pipe to it to act as a guard.
 

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Another thing you could do is remove the pin and have it drilled and tapped for an outside fitting.
Like just put a fitting on the other side. I like it.:thumbup1gif:
 
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I put a plug in and change it to a zerk when necessary for maintenance.
 

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I had the same problem with that zerk and posted how I decided to plug the hole and swap out a zerk during service. 56FordGuy suggested a needle fitting at that time, but I had no luck sourcing one locally. I did talk a local who who would drill and tap the pin as suggested by SuperGlideSport, but I was too cheap to pay 50 bucks to have it done.

I've serviced the backhoe three or four times since that post and the extra few minutes it takes to swap the plug and zerk hasn't decreased my life expectancy significantly, so I'll continue to do so. The 260 BH is a beautiful piece of engineering, but I can't imagine what they were thinking when they placed that zerk at the end of the dipper stick. :cookoo:
 

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This is the third or fourth time replacing this zerk. Anyone else having this issue?
Nope, never broke mine and I have at least 100 hours of time on my BH. This grease fitting is actually above the bucket when it is rolled down in the digging position.
 

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Nope, never broke mine and I have at least 100 hours of time on my BH. This grease fitting is actually above the bucket when it is rolled down in the digging position.
Same here never have broken one, guessing I have 100-150 hrs on mine.
 
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