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Ditch Witch blade won't take grease

Discussion in 'Other Compact Equipment' started by Farlsincharge, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Farlsincharge

    Farlsincharge Member

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    Hey guys
    Ditch Witch RT40, but I believe the blade assembly is fairly similar on all the compact ride on's. The pivot bushing won't take grease. I can reach up inside the zerk hole with a piece of wire about 3 inches and there is some older grease up in there, but its not hard.

    Has anyone had one of these apart? How does the bushing get grease? Is there a groove or a hole in it? Could the bushing have turned and is now blocked?
    In the attached parts diagram, the zerk is part 7 and the bushing is part 9.
     

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  2. catman13

    catman13 Well-Known Member

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    run a drill bit in it and drill into it about an 1/8 of an inch , that should go through the bushing and then try and grease it,
     
  3. Bls repair

    Bls repair Senior Member

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    Separate it and see what’s wrong .