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    Hello all

    A big thankyou to all on board for the advice and knowledge you have shared in what has been a really good first year for us.

    As things up here are growing like crazy,the whippy and hedge trimmers are coping a hiding at the moment.

    What sort of grease should i be using in the machines,as to this day i have been using a lithium based general purpose grease.

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    Default Re: What sort of Grease for Whippy and Hedge Trimmer gearcase

    i just run high temp bearing grease { same as used on cars }

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    Most mower shops sell gearbox grease in a smallish tube, comes with a nozzle for getting it into those tight holes and spaces. It's in a white tube with black lid for memory, can't remember the brand name.

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    lithium grease is whats recommended




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    I use some stuff which I bought from the mower shop, not sure what type of grease it is though, all it says on the label is: Grease and Dispenser, Part # 43227, Atom Industries, Australia. I was told that they use it on all the brushcutters in their workshop.

    Out of curiosity, how often does everyone lube the gearbox on their brushcutter? When I do mine its hard to see how much is already in there and I always get paranoid about squeezing in too much grease. Someone once told me that too much grease is nearly as bad as not having enough, dont know how true that is.

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    I fitted a grease nipple to my brushy and give a couple of squeezes with the grease gun once a week. Just using bearing grease i bought for my WR450.(and now its tax Deductable).

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    Hey Geoff, Tell him he is dreaming!!
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    Hello all

    A big thankyou to all on board for the advice and knowledge you have shared in what has been a really good first year for us.

    As things up here are growing like crazy,the whippy and hedge trimmers are coping a hiding at the moment.

    What sort of grease should i be using in the machines,as to this day i have been using a lithium based general purpose grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnmowing Wheelers Hill View Post
    Hey Geoff, Tell him he is dreaming!!
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    huh ??????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff1969 View Post
    huh ??????????????
    i think he's refering to the
    West Coast Eagles premiers 2011 and i agree mate your dreaming
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    cap i don't know what brushie you have but on the shindaiwa there is a spacer which you remove after removing the trimmer head and the old grease comes out around the screw that holds the head on so you can't over fill it you just pump the grease in until the new stuff starts coming out

    Neil the brushcutter makers recommend not having a nipple at the head because of the amount of muck that is spun at high speed in that area there is a risk some could enter through the nipple
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    i find the grease nipple easy but dont leave it in there = simple take the nut out screw in grease nipple finger tight attach grease gun then pump full of grease remove nipple and replace bolt .. 2 minute job .

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    Hello All

    Thankyou for your replys

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    If Woosha is smart enough and i would like to think he is,the great John Todd(The best coach the Eagles ,ever had) would be employed as a Coaching Advisor over seeing the recuriting department and Ben Cousins be given a 2 year contract playing in the forward pocket.

    We would win enough games at Subi to set up 2 home finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff1969 View Post
    i find the grease nipple easy but dont leave it in there = simple take the nut out screw in grease nipple finger tight attach grease gun then pump full of grease remove nipple and replace bolt .. 2 minute job .
    Yeah same as Geoff. I use a lithium 2 bearing grease.On the brushcutter take the head of and pump grease in til I see new grease coming out. No point doing the job if your only pumping in a small amount thats mixing with the old. Its so quick and easy that you may as well make sure its full of fresh grease.

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    Default Re: What sort of Grease for Whippy and Hedge Trimmer gearcase

    Guys, how often do whippys need greasing?
    Ive got a honda 4 stroke & have never put grease
    In it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imoww View Post
    Guys, how often do whippys need greasing?
    Ive got a honda 4 stroke & have never put grease
    In it?
    shindaiwa t260 manual says every 50 hours so about once a month
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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