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dave#1    Posted 09-05-2022 at 16:05:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hey, I have an old,old finishing mower that I can't find parts for, It still works great but the lower seal has started leaking and I can't find a replacement. A while back there was a discussion about using some kind of grease in a gearbox , Any idea's on which grease to use? Thanks

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 09-05-2022 at 21:46:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wow! Your over here also?

    NGLI 00 Better known as John Deere Corn Head grease.
    Mix that 50/50 in a zip lock bag with 90W.
    Cut corner off bag, squeeze into opening.

    Or be lazy like me, Grab the grease gun and shoot in about 100 pumps of red #2 EP.
    that was after I filled in and saw it leaking out. I figure next time around I might just check the oil level and fill it up with straight 90.

    Did you get to the other board also?

    dave#1    Posted 09-06-2022 at 07:52:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks.
    LOL No just here, Was having trouble posting to Off Topics and N board Then "Bang" posted on both !
    Must of had something to do with it was my Birthday yesterday !


    Jock (OR)    Posted 09-12-2022 at 00:44:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My dad had a Mowhawk 4-foot brush mower that lost the lower seal in the gearbox. The local mechanic drilled the fill plug 1/8" NPT female to install a zerk fitting, and from then on we ran NLGI #2 red grease in the gearbox. I'm sure it wasn't as fuel efficient as the original 90-weight gear oil, but nothing wore out in the 30+ years we ran it that way!

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-06-2022 at 09:56:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Hope you celebrated smarter than this
  • The famous 8N airbag tests after drinking and tractoring....

    dave#1    Posted 09-07-2022 at 10:52:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • lol

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 09-06-2022 at 18:47:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Hope you celebrated smarter than this
  • I could have used that once. . . .

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