Lubricate the Deck of a Riding Lawn Mower

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Lubricating the lawn tractor, locating grease fittings, putting the hardware back on and reinstalling the deck in this free maintenance video. View Video Transcript

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Hello, I'm Paul Popplewell with Central Equipment Company. I've been employed with them for 18 years and I'm here today to represent Expert Village.Now we want to lubricate the deck to make sure it's done before we install it back on the machine. To do this we'll need and 8mm socket with a ratchet. What we want to do is remove this shield so we can access the grease fitting on this cutting spindle. Now we want to locate our grease fittings, in this case it's a back side of the spindle. We want to put a grease gun on it. You determine the amount of grease on different items by the way their designed. In this case the grease will come out when it's full. You just want to watch, and it's coming out now. Then we'll want to look for other grease fittings, obviously if one spindle has it all three will. When you grease this one in the center and then our last one on the other blade. After we've greased the machine, we'll want to put our shield back on using the hardware we just removed and the same 8mm socket. Now that we've got our deck lubricated, the blade sharpened and cleaned out from under. We'll want to reinstall with exact reverse procedure of the steps we took to remove it. And then the underside of our tractor will be serviced.