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Old 10-22-2017   #1
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Default Grease guns and grease

Hi Forum,

Took delivery a couple weeks ago on my new Kubota M5-111 as well as a Land Pride RC4615 and a Land Pride RCF3696.

I'm not real good at mechanical stuff, but want to take care of this equipment.

Any recommendations on a good grease gun - guessing I'd need something more than jump a manual pump kind for these pieces of equipment -- possibly a cordless option like the Dewalt or ? -- looking for suggestions and why and also what type of grease recommended ?

Same grease and gun for both the tractor and mowers ?? Or different?

Thank you....
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Hi Forum,

Took delivery a couple weeks ago on my new Kubota M5-111 as well as a Land Pride RC4615 and a Land Pride RCF3696.

I'm not real good at mechanical stuff, but want to take care of this equipment.

Any recommendations on a good grease gun - guessing I'd need something more than jump a manual pump kind for these pieces of equipment -- possibly a cordless option like the Dewalt or ? -- looking for suggestions and why and also what type of grease recommended ?

Same grease and gun for both the tractor and mowers ?? Or different?

Thank you....
Cordless are great tools - and a cordless grease gun is awsome. I use a pneumatic one -

a https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-1162-...rds=grease+gun

and the part that makes the gun so good is the device that hooks to your zerk,

https://www.amazon.com/LockNLube-Gre...rds=grease+gun


Now why would you spend $100 on gun and tip? Once you do - you will understand why it cost that much and why it saves you a hellva lot of time.

No matter what way you push the grease - get the lock-n-lube!

I can truly grease my BX25D in less than 3 minutes....that is about 25+ zerks!!!

as for grease - find a you a good synthetic grease too!
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Old 10-22-2017   #3
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I would go with a quality manual pump. Pay the extra money and get a USA name brand. These last a lifetime, batteries don't. Maybe a air driven; again name brand. Jeff
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Good manual type, (mine is a Lincoln made in USA) but get the one with the flexible whip, not the rigid metal pipe. I use Lucas "Red & Tacky" for grease and grease all pins/joints with zerks after each day of use.
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Old 10-23-2017   #5
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I agree with buying a quality grease gun... Greasing is not my favorite maintenance activity, but doing it with a piece of junk gun would be miserable.
I use the air grease gun when I lineup all of my equipment for greasing, but usually use my manual gun when just greasing one machine.
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I agree, a good grease gun and grease are worth the extra money spent. After a long day working the tractor, I prefer to grease before I start using it, my question is I like to keep my tractor clean, what is the best way to keep the old grease that squeezes out from getting all over everything and making the tractor look disgusting.
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https://locknlube.com/products/heavy...randedProducts

Just what the doctor ordered.
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EP (extreme pressure) grease and the locknlube tip and you are already ahead of the game.
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It was suggested to me by an unnamed tractor mechanic to get an "electric grease gun"...? can someone elaborate and give opinion ? and how the electric one differs from the one 85 Hokie recommended..ohh and something about getting a gauge for the grease gun to see how much has been pumped in ??
https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-1162-...rds=grease+gun

what about one like this ? (still dont see a gauge though)
https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCGG57...ric+grease+gun


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It was suggested to me by an unnamed tractor mechanic to get an "electric grease gun"...? can someone elaborate and give opinion ? and how the electric one differs from the one 85 Hokie recommended..
https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-1162-...rds=grease+gun

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electric is not what I showed - that one is pneumatic (air powered), if I did not have my two air compressors, I would have gone with the battery operated one.

Lot of people do it the old fashion way, manual pump - which is fine.

BUT think about this, you will need to place the nozzle on the zerk, let go, grab the hand pump with two hands and pump, then remove and repeat.

the pneumatic one or the battery one, one hand on the nozzle, and one hand on the trigger!!! Cuts down a lot of time.

the lock-n-lube allow quick on, and quick off - the pneumatic gun allows a quick trigger, typically 2-3 triggers and I am good.

I had an old hand pump, the damn nozzle was a royal PITA to get on and off, so I had a dedicated pair of vice-grips on the nozzle, made it muccchhhh better.

But the l/n/lube makes it all so fast, you will NOT mind greasing her up!~
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