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post #1 of 16 Old 08-29-2016, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Gear Greasing via fitting or taking panel off?

What's the deal with greasing the gears? Does everyone use the grease fitting right behind the wheel? I see a lot of people taking the panel off and just greasing the actual gear itself. If I just use the grease fitting is four or five pumps good enough?
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You might want to let us know what make/model you're referring to...
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I don't have that model but I do have an Ariens and some others. You will get better coverage taking the auger rakes off and greasing the shaft vs a greasegun.
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I think he is referring to greasing stuff in the tractor section.
I dont have that model with a zerk behind the tire so I'll let one of the Ariens experts answer your question. I do know almost every 2 stage needs a light hand applied film on the hex shaft that the friction disc slides back and forth on. Since you have to go inside for that, you may find other places that could use some grease. Just make sure none gets on the friction drive areas.
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The owners manual for late model machines shows all the gears need a little grease, the chain needing a little oil and the hex shaft a little grease. There is no mention of the grease zerk, but my dealer said to use about 2 pumps and no more each season. There is no noticeable lubrication on these parts from the factory so be very sparing to avoid lubrication getting on drive plate or rubber tire

It is not easy to see what the zerk greases since there are the gears and chain for the drive hiding its location on inside of the chassis. The parts manual shows the zerk but not what it is fitted to as far as I can see.

After I get the auger gear box seal fixed then I will try to check again, which will be the third or fourth time.

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The owners manual for late model machines shows all the gears need a little grease, the chain needing a little oil and the hex shaft a little grease. There is no mention of the grease zerk, but my dealer said to use about 2 pumps and no more each season. There is no noticeable lubrication on these parts from the factory so be very sparing to avoid lubrication getting on drive plate or rubber tire

It is not easy to see what the zerk greases since there are the gears and chain for the drive hiding its location on inside of the chassis. The parts manual shows the zerk but not what it is fitted to as far as I can see.

After I get the auger gear box seal fixed then I will try to check again, which will be the third or fourth time.
I had an auger gearbox leak on my Ariens Deluxe 28 special edition (had a 414cc engine) it leaked after the first use, I ended up returning it. Are you saying that yours had a leak 3-4 times?

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I had an auger gearbox leak on my Ariens Deluxe 28 special edition (had a 414cc engine) it leaked after the first use, I ended up returning it. Are you saying that yours had a leak 3-4 times?
No, I was trying to say that I have looked at what the right side chassis zerk lubricates several times (my reference to 3-4 times). Because of the gears and chain obstructing my view I have yet to figure out what that zerk lubricates.

My reference to the gearbox rear seal leak (another thread) needs to be dealt with first, before I again look at what that zerk lubricates. I see the leak as oil on the ground in the off season, but never saw red oil on the snow or in the winter.

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Is it the zerk at item 23?

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Hi dbert, No not on my machine's parts list, there is no zerk at the end of that shaft. The zerk is shown separately, slightly behind the wheel axle center line and above it. No shafts or anything shown on inside of chassis to match up to.

That parts list you show is for a machine several years older, so there may be a change for the current machines.

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