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Old 10-28-2017, 10:58 AM   #1
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Grease your Landing Gear:

Just a reminder for those that pull their own maintenance.
Our co-worker showed up this year with a new Landing Gear. He stated No one ever told me about greasing the landing gear.
I do not recall reading about this maintenance in my owner's manual although I do grease ours annually. After hearing him I really went to town; 20 pumps on the big grease gun. Where does all that grease go? I hope it is doing its job.
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Dave, I greased mine as well. I used synthetic grease (Mobil 1) but when the weather got cold (-7F) it was really reluctant to work.

Our fix was to replace the mechanical jacks with BigFoot Hydraulics.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:41 AM   #3
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Just to be clear, DO NOT use "grease" on hydraulic levelers, use a silicone spray.
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Danny, I agree absolutely.

Quadra (mfg of BigFoot) told me to use silicone spray & then wipe off with gun cleaning cloth once a month.

I can't imagine the problems grease would cause. first to mind is the grit in the grease hitting the seals on the cylinders. We used to grease the hydraulics on our farm equipment when it was put up & then wipe it all down before it was used again. There was a guy we knew that had rusted the shafts (long story) and then cycled the hydraulics. What a mess. Oil went everywhere.
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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I just have motorized landing gear, not hydraulics. Where are the grease fittings? Are there grease fittings or are you just greasing the outsides of the legs where they retract.
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I just have motorized landing gear, not hydraulics. Where are the grease fittings? Are there grease fittings or are you just greasing the outsides of the legs where they retract.

The grease fittings on mine are on the top of each leg.
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Yes, located mine today, are @ the top of each post facing to the rear, put 8 pumps in ea....
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The grease fittings on mine are on the top of each leg.
THANK YOU Lloyd. I was planning on posting a photo of the fittings but it got busy here after returning home.

Amazingly I have pumped in grease to these fittings often but never see any overflow.
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Is it a standard size fitting? I can't find my big grease gun. I was at Harbor Freight last week and they had a mini grease gun, I didn't look too closely, I'm thinking it was just a smaller gun.
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Is it a standard size fitting? I can't find my big grease gun. I was at Harbor Freight last week and they had a mini grease gun, I didn't look too closely, I'm thinking it was just a smaller gun.
Grease zerts are all the same size just a smaller gun with smaller tubes for grease.
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