/ FEL lubrication - has to be a better way #31
Working on older farm equipment, I have used it a lot. Patience and diesel fuel or any penetrant. Basically a steel syringe that you tap the plunger with a hammer and instead of a needle it has a zerk fitting. Sometimes even changing the zerk won't work cuz of the hard grease in the joint. This injects it in easier than grease and THEN it will take grease.
Several, several timesHas anybody mentioned a lock and lube yet? It is one of those few "gizmo" inventions that is better than advertised.
On FEL's if the fitting won't take grease, sometimes if you just change positions on how the joint is setting it will free it up (raise or lower the FEL or curl the bucket). If that doesn't work, what you do is loosen whatever holds the pin you are trying to lube in place and beat the pin back and forth a bit with a hammer. That will usually allow it to take grease.