FYI. Check those grease nipples

powersrp

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I have 650 hrs on my tractor and grease it regularly, while cleaning things up the other day i noticed one grease nipple gone on the FEL and another a few turns from falling out, had to remove loader pins to pull arms out far enough to get new grease joint on. 11mm wrench and check them all. Not something i did when i initially received tractor.


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“Zerk” fittings are made in Metric and SAE standards. I believe most Kubota FELs are made in GA and are SAE. (But keep that in mind.)
 

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Never thought about checking them.
 

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The primary reason why they get loose is, your grease gun couplers jaws are too tight and they grip the nipple on the fitting to tightly and when you cannot get the coupler to release, you turn it and that causes the fittings to get loose.
 

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I received my B2650HSDC just over a year ago, I had to tighten every zerk on the backhoe. Once tightend, I haven't had any problems since.
 

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A couple years ago I bought a Dewalt cordless 20v grease gun. Makes greasing by ones self very easy.
I had wanted to try one for a while. Works great on sxs's and atv's too.
 

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The grease nipples are 11mm, thats not a guess, and on the nipple i tightened and the one i replaced you need a wrench after getting it started, i guess i was lucky it stayed put for a few yrs before falling out.


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The grease nipples are 11mm, thats not a guess, and on the nipple i tightened and the one i replaced you need a wrench after getting it started, i guess i was lucky it stayed put for a few yrs before falling out.


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I dont believe there is ANY SUCH THING as an 11mm zerk. You might have used an 11mm wrench on it... but there are SEVERAL metric zerks which use that size wrench, all of them are M10 size: http://waliandsons.com/product/metric-thread-grease-nipple/

Here are PIPE THREAD zerks chart: http://waliandsons.com/product/npt-ptf-thread-grease-nipples/

Here is SAE zerks chart: http://waliandsons.com/product/unf-sae-j-534-grease-nipples/

Here is BSP (British): http://waliandsons.com/product/bsp-thread-grease-nipple/
 
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7/16" = 11.125mm ... nearly a perfect match.
 

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The loader was built in Georga, the zerks are typically 1/4"x28 UNF and wrench size is 7/16". An 11mm will also fit the hex flats.