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greasing trailer

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I have an trailer that only has about 500 miles on it. It's 10 years old but never used. I'm changing the original tires that are on it. Do I need to grease the wheels as well?


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I believe I would. Clean and inspect the bearing and put new seals on it. Some of the older grease seem to get hard and not lubricate the bearing as it should.
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Re: greasing trailer

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toanogreen wrote: Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:57 am I have an trailer that only has about 500 miles on it. It's 10 years old but never used. I'm changing the original tires that are on it. Do I need to grease the wheels as well?
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Re: greasing trailer

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Definitely.
I clean out the old grease and repack the bearings yearly on my trailers. If you take care of the bearings they will last a lifetime.
And please, do not buy into bearing buddies and zerk fittings mentality to replace proper bearing maintenance.... They will not do the job of bearing maintenance. I have found dry, hardened grease on trailers that people rely on those or the extreme of blown out seals and grease all over except in the actual bearings. Do the job right, remove the seal and bearings, clean and repack new high speed bearing grease and new seals.

I don't want to be the one stuck on the side of the road with a burnt out bearing from lack of preventive maintenance. And no, I don't carry a set of bearings to fix you on the side of the road.


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