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    Default Extending hard-to-reach zerk

    There is a grease zerk on my kubota ZTR mower deck that is very difficult to reach and my arms get scraped a lot reaching it. Is it possible to remove the zerk and install a flexible extension whose other end could be rigidly mounted at a more convenient location with the zerk in that end of the extension? Then I wouldn't be tempted to skip greasing that zerk (like I am tempted now) when I should grease it each use. Thanks for your help.

    ARKAYBEE

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    Default Re: Extending hard-to-reach zerk

    Yes it is done that way quite often.

    Some equipment may have a whole row of Zerk's on lines to different areas of the machine.
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    Default Re: Extending hard-to-reach zerk

    Thanks for replying.
    Yes, that is what I am thinking of. Where can one get those parts?

    Arkaybee

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    Default Re: Extending hard-to-reach zerk

    Where I live I'd go to the local hardware store OR a shop that has tubing and hoses with the fittings.
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    Default Re: Extending hard-to-reach zerk

    I believe grease fitting thread is 1/8"-27tpi. Basically, 1/8" tapered pipe thread. Remote lube systems usually run a plastic tube to the grease point and mount a plate with a grease fitting on the other end. Go to a local hose shop with the length of hose you need and tell them what you want to do. They should be able to hook you up.
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    Default Re: Extending hard-to-reach zerk

    Will the threads on the kubota zerk be metric? I would expect them to be. So I should go where they have metric fittings. Would most auto parts stores carry those fittings in metric sizes?

    Arkaybee

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