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Western Low pro - MAINTENANCE??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by alternative, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    what is the lube or regular maint. for my low pro tailgate spreader/ I know there is a bearing with a grease fitting,,, but wont take grease. Should i just use silicone or white lithium on the shaft to keep lubed.?? anything else to do after used in a storm, besides power washing the unit./?? THANKS>
     
  2. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    How difficult is it to replace the spinner bearing?? it wont take grease.
     
  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    change the zerk fitting but first check and make sure there is no paint on the grease fitting
     
  4. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yeah,,,i will try to get the old one off and replace.
     
  5. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    oppps grease fitting broke off... guess ill get an adaptor and try shooting some grease inside. Where can i get a new spinner bearing.???
     
  6. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    alternative -

    W.W. Grainger, McMaster & Carr, or your local Western parts dealer. It's nothing more than a 5/8" four bolt flange bearing. Every industrial supply house should have that on hand. Good luck!

    Just my .02¢
    Rick
     
  7. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Bought one..

    Is this bearing real important.. i am just replacing because it is very rusty and the grease fitting is broke off, an d i cant grease. Gonna replace today
     
  8. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    With out that bearing you can forget about salting. How important that is, is up to you.

    You are suppose to hit it with grease after each use. Inside there is one under the plastic molding. That one should be done once a year according to my book. I have done it twice in the one year I have had it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2005
  9. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    Hey..

    where is the grease fitting inside, under plastic.? cant see that one. THANKS>>>>>
     
  10. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Hey Reaper

    what plastic molding.??? inside??
     
  11. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    alternative -

    Remove the motor cover and under the shaft pulley will be the other grease able bearing.

    Just my 02¢
    Rick
     
  12. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Thanks... guys
     
  13. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Correct.

    I wiped out all the dust under there real good as well.
     
  14. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    HELP

    THe bearing flange is not coming off... seems to be stuck on the shaft. How do i get off/? thanks.