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greasing your skid steer

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by puredieselpower, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. puredieselpower

    puredieselpower Well-Known Member

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    how often do you all grease your skids and what type of grease do you all use.
     
  2. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    I grease mine a whole lot less frequently than I used too and I only use Scaeffer's synthetic grease! There's a thread in the Lubrication Forum on this product.
     
  3. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    on any machine i run i usually grease it every other day or so, if im really working the machine like digging in rock, or running a breaker ill grease once a day.
     
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen Well-Known Member

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    daily. With a lincon grease gun it takes all of 5 mins to do.
     
  5. CascadeScaper

    CascadeScaper Senior Member

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    Every 10-12 hours. No exceptions.
     
  6. Cat420

    Cat420 Senior Member

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    I don't have a skid steer, but I use the same grease as Steve and it is simply amazing. The time between greasings on our backhoe has been doubled or tripled and it takes less grease than the stuff we were using before. The cost was very close to our old stuff as well.
     
  7. Squizzy246B

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    Twice a day minimum and more frequently when its really dry. Some stuff we work in can have your pins squealing in 1/2 an hour no matter the grease type.
     
  8. brt

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    I just bought a 1999 763F. Delivery is in a few days. Does anyone have a link to the locations of all of the lubrication zerks? I'll be ordering a operator/maintenance manual, but want to start doing a complete fluid change and service as soon as the machine arrives and the book won't be here for at least a week or more. Based on your experiences, what fluids work best in engine/hydraulics/chain cases?. My winter temps are usually 10 at the low and 50 at the high. Summers can be in the 90's.
     
  9. mouse

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    chain case oil change due every 1000 hours.

    grease points? there may be a schematic inside the tailgate however basically anywhere there is a pin.
     
  10. curbside

    curbside Well-Known Member

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    We grease all our skid steers and track loaders everyday before they go out. If their hammering they get greased throughout the day.
     
  11. 2109 Stang

    2109 Stang Well-Known Member

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    mine gets grease every time it's used ,and if goes for a long day I'll stop half way and grese it again
     
  12. old skool iron

    old skool iron Active Member

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    greasing

    i grease my nh once a day. more if working under harsh conditons.
     
  13. mudmaker

    mudmaker Well-Known Member

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    to be honest, not as much as I should.
     
  14. bigmac5

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    Daily; before it goes out for the day.
     
  15. Stevo332

    Stevo332 New Member

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    Every 8 - 10 hours, i usualy do the bucket crowd pins every 4.
     
  16. Big Dazzler

    Big Dazzler Active Member

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    Its that down to the sand over there squizzy?
     
  17. ben@g2g

    ben@g2g New Member

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    Wow I wish our guys would remember to grease every day.