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    Default mower maintenance question?

    I'm in the midst of putting new blades on my Woods MMM. Any other maintenance I should be doing to this thing? I don't really see all that much to 'tune' but I'm probably missing something....

    Thanks,

    wickman

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    Default Re: mower maintenance question?

    Cleaning and greasing would be a good idea. You should also check any belts for excessive wear and also check that there is no play in any bearings.

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    Platinum Member prosperity's Avatar
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    Being that you're putting on new blades, this doesn't count, but I thought I would mention it.
    When you sharpen your blades, make sure they are balanced when you're done. When you grind the blade, its very easy to grind a little more off one side than the other. With the blades unbalanced like that, it will wear your bearings prematurely.

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    I always take a long straight edge and lay it from side to side and see if the blades are at the same height. I had to add a flat washer under one blade to make them at the same height.Sure made a difference in how the cut looks . Lube the belt tension pivot too.
    My woods manual says to use 90W gear oil instead of grease in the bearings . I have used it for 2 years now with no problem . Just a couple of pumps of gear oil every other mowing .Less drag than grease.

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    What do you use to 'dispense' gear oil into a grease fitting? Does a grease gun work for gear oil?

    Thanks, wickman

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    Gold Member alvanko's Avatar
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    Beleive it or not , yes I use a grease gun . I got a cheep one at the local TSC and filled it with gear oil .I have to releive the plunger when I'm done 'cause it will leak past the piston , but it does dispense "oil" quite nicely. Very minimal mess if any.I replaced all the shafts , bearings , and seals last winter and it has worked great ever since.

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