Anyone familiar with the 2005 John Deere 5310?

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  1. KYote-Krusher

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    I'm well aware of that problem ... an awful lot of people don't realize that over-greasing a bearing can create as many problems as not greasing them enough; particularly sealed pillow block bearings which will get hot if they're over-greased ... until the seals finally blow out.

    I'm gonna get one anyway because there have been a million times I could've used that "third hand" to do the pumping while I'm trying to keep the end of the hose on a zerk in a tight place ... but I'll be careful and "try" not to blow the seals.

    Good advice! :)
     
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  2. Munson

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    Must be a buncha rookies lol or wasn't tought the shot rule. I don't have any experience with pneumatic ones tho
     
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  3. Munson

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    Its simple. Just hold the trigger down and watch it come out in intervals, not a steady stream
     
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  4. carnivore

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    So greasing till it comes out of the joint is bad? Damn! Thats when i know to stop!
     
  5. KYote-Krusher

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  6. EdLongshanks

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  7. KYote-Krusher

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    LOL!! He's right!

    Some types of greasings have an automatic "off" switch. :p:D:D
     
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  8. dirtstalker

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    Some..yes. Some..just with the idgaf attitude. Over greasing a bearing is actually worse then under greasing..at least on a microscopic level. If a seal is already busted...then pump it full until new grease comes out..it will at least keep the contaminents out.
    Another trick on a gearbox..if the oil is leaking out of the seal..drain it and pump it full of grease. Be suprised how long it will run with no leaks lol.
     
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  9. baknblack

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    I got a bush hog gearbox been running with grease for years.
     
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  10. barney

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    Me too.
     
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  11. bigbonner

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    I have a new Holland hay rake that I filled the gear box with grease and have used it for years.
     
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  12. Dark Cloud

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    We use to have a red grease type fluid ,it was pourable but mighty thick ,we used in the mines ,when seals started leaking ,came in a square five gallon bucket. This stuff was as tacky as any glue I’ve ever seen, it kept the gears greased, but it was h—l on clean up ,when you went to rebuild the leaky units.
     
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  13. EdLongshanks

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    What type of grease do you recommend using in a gear box? We have an old and decrepit bush hog down in maysville that needs some help and I’m going to need a cutter for my place and it might work in the short term.
     
  14. baknblack

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    I use the red stuff on everything. Just my opinion but, I think it's better grease.
     
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  15. Feedman

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    You can put used motor oil on some gear boxes with a couple of tubes of just regular grease if you have leaking seals on the bush hog
     

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