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10-03-03, 03:11 PM   #1  
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Scott Lawn Tractor (John Deere) Home Depot-'00

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My Dad has a 2000 year model lawn tractor labeled Scott, built by John Deere bought at Home Depot. It has a grease port/inlet on each of the spindles, between the bearings, for the three blades. Does anyone know if it needs periodic greasing and if so, how often? Or, if it is factory lubed, permanently, then why did they have these ports on the spindels?

P.S. We got snow flurries in southern Michigan on 1 Oct. Where's the indian summer?

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Scott Lawn Tractor (John Deere) Home Depot-'00

Hi There!

My Dad has a 2000 year model lawn tractor labeled Scott, built by John Deere bought at Home Depot. It has a grease port/inlet on each of the spindles, between the bearings, for the three blades. Does anyone know if it needs periodic greasing and if so, how often? Or, if it is factory lubed, permanently, then why did they have these ports on the spindels?

P.S. We got snow flurries in southern Michigan on 1 Oct. Where's the indian summer?

Thanks,
Sparky

 
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10-03-03, 05:41 PM   #3  
I will move this to small engines where you can find some appropriate help.

 
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10-04-03, 12:09 AM   #4  
Hello Sparky!

Most of the time, these bearings are sealed, and greasing them does no good. It does no harm either, so it won't hurt anything if you do. More then likely, yours are sealed, but you could call a dealer and ask to be sure. If they aren't, I would grease them.


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Hello sparkie, if there are greae zerks on the quill housings no doubt it is intended to be greased after leaving the factory. I do my stuff in the spring before it sees much use. The bearing are probably sealed and need no grease but the spindle shaft could have spacers etc. that would benefit from lube.....Mike

 
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Thanks for the replies and info. Once again, this website and participants are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

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