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Aug 10, 2020 - 3:03:57 PM
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73273 posts since 5/9/2007

I grease my old Ford tractor once a week.Been using the same grease gun for 30 years or so until now.
Can't find it anywhere.
I know one thing for sure...within hours of bringing the new gun home I'll find the old one.

It'll be good to have a spare,I guess.

Aug 11, 2020 - 1:11:47 AM
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2835 posts since 4/29/2012

10 hours and nothing ! Come on - One of you must have it.

Aug 11, 2020 - 1:53:51 AM
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figmo59

USA

31807 posts since 3/5/2008

Did you get a back ground check fer that weapon..?

Aug 11, 2020 - 2:45:16 AM
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1889 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by AndrewD

10 hours and nothing ! Come on - One of you must have it.


I've just checked and it isn't here - I've only got grease nipples I'm afraid.

Aug 11, 2020 - 3:59:51 AM
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OM45GE

USA

99869 posts since 11/7/2007

Did it turn up Steve?

Aug 11, 2020 - 4:32:41 AM
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5657 posts since 9/5/2006

i looked and made sure i still have my old lincoln grease gun that i bought in the 80s,,, still works like new

Aug 11, 2020 - 4:33:29 AM
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Buddur

USA

2794 posts since 10/23/2004

Unless you use your tractor all day every day, greasing once a week seems excessive.

Keep looking...no sense getting another gun.

Aug 11, 2020 - 6:42:34 AM
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figmo59

USA

31807 posts since 3/5/2008

Might it be in the last place you put it..?

Aug 11, 2020 - 6:51:37 AM
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OM45GE

USA

99869 posts since 11/7/2007

My best friend had the catalytic converter stolen out of his work van. The thieves cut it out in the middle of the night. He bought a new one at considerable expense and was installing it when he found a nice flashlight with a magnetic mount on the frame rail of the van. We had a laugh about the crook saying “where the heck did I leave my flashlight?”

Aug 11, 2020 - 7:08:51 AM
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conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

That’s them Brain cells slowly disappearing . On sadder note, it doesn’t get any better

Aug 11, 2020 - 7:44:34 AM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Buddur

Unless you use your tractor all day every day, greasing once a week seems excessive.

Keep looking...no sense getting another gun.


I grease it every day when I'm moving dirt or back-dragging the driveway.

None of the grease points on the bucket frame,front end or steering have ever been changed on this '57.

She does only have 4300 hours,but I'm getting ready to repack the front wheel bearings before winter.I have a wheel bearing "packer" that is run by a grease gun.I'll wait 'til I get a gun rather than hand pack them.

Aug 11, 2020 - 7:49:35 AM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

I'm thinking best way to find it is to get a new one,Bill.
My time's worth more than the cost plus I'll have one to use when I lose one,again.
Kinda like having two sets of car keys.
I also have two phones so one is always charged when I leave one down in the greenhouse overnight.

Aug 11, 2020 - 11:26:48 AM
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heavy5

USA

1303 posts since 11/3/2016

Steve , for what it's worth , the last grease gun I bought was one of these one handed jobs

amazon.com/Lnchett-Grease-Prof...VBCB9XR7R

The center mower brg on a 60" deck is a real PIA to get at but this frees up one hand to position the nipple .
Now , I use it for just about everything .

Aug 11, 2020 - 11:39:56 AM
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figmo59

USA

31807 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

Steve , for what it's worth , the last grease gun I bought was one of these one handed jobs

amazon.com/Lnchett-Grease-Prof...VBCB9XR7R

The center mower brg on a 60" deck is a real PIA to get at but this frees up one hand to position the nipple .
Now , I use it for just about everything .


Thos ain't real impressive...

Till ya tie one hand behind yer back... ;0)

Aug 11, 2020 - 12:39:01 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16918 posts since 6/5/2008

Steve, I hope you find it for reasons of nostalgia if nothing else.
Did you go any place different on impulse after the last grease-job?

My good news is that some of my "missing" stuff is turning up again!

I mislaid(?) a wood carving tool blade that cost me more than $100.00.
My intention is to build up a suitable handle and get to work with it.
Last night, I picked up a pair of leather gloves that I use for sanding.
Lo and behold, the expensive adze blade was right there.

Aug 11, 2020 - 4:35:52 PM
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55376 posts since 12/14/2005

And when you FOUND the blade, did you feel like some kind of adze hole for losing it in the first place?

Aug 11, 2020 - 6:57:43 PM

9551 posts since 8/22/2006

I See I'm not the only one the time builders mess with. They tend to forget things that they are supposed to put back in the same place as we go through time. When you put something down and leave the area and come back the time builder are supposed to build the area just as it was when you left but from time to time the will forget something and then laugh at you as you try to find what you think you have misplaced.

Aug 12, 2020 - 4:34:05 AM

Wyozark

USA

1026 posts since 12/2/2012

I'm forever losing things that I had just a few minutes ago. A messy shop is one of my problems. There have been times I've been so frustrated finding a tape measure - my favorite one anyway - that I've been tempted and have even tried buying a bunch of cheap tape measures via Harbor Freight so that I would have one no matter where I look. I don't think I have enough yet because I still can't always find them as quick as I need to.

Aug 12, 2020 - 5:05:56 AM

5657 posts since 9/5/2006

messy shop !! yeah guilty for sure,, but i keep my grease guns on the wall so they are easy to find,,, got the old lincoln with a whip and a real old lubri matic with a hard line. they still work great for cars pick ups lawn mowers and stuff like that.

i have an old graco wheel bearing packer ,, i have not used in a long while but its just like this one,, i think i know where it is.

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 08/12/2020 05:10:55

Aug 12, 2020 - 5:33:10 AM
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wizofos

USA

5613 posts since 8/19/2012

quote:
Originally posted by Wyozark

I'm forever losing things that I had just a few minutes ago. A messy shop is one of my problems. There have been times I've been so frustrated finding a tape measure - my favorite one anyway - that I've been tempted and have even tried buying a bunch of cheap tape measures via Harbor Freight so that I would have one no matter where I look. I don't think I have enough yet because I still can't always find them as quick as I need to.


I was in the same situation several years ago always looking for a take measure and in one case wanting to buy a new tape to replace a broken one than finding they did not make the replacements anymore. So when HF had them free with a purchase I picked up several and now have them all over, one in each car, one in Her tool box and when grandson was helping me I just handed him one and told him to keep it.  I know that some don't like HF but they are good for leather work gloves and picked up a box of nitrile gloves.

Aug 12, 2020 - 7:33:40 AM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

As it's not in the house I assume it's outdoors getting rained on.
I suppose on the bright side,a grease gun might be the tool most impervious to rusting in the rain.

The main goal is to find it before the first snow.

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