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Heavy-Duty “Buster” Clears Out Clogged Grease Zerks
Ohio farmer Ron Post says that on most equipment there’s always a stubborn zerk or two that won’t take grease, especially in the winter, and he’s gotten really tired of dealing with them. “I had one of those grease busters that you hammer onto a zerk, but that didn’t seem to work well when it was cold, so I built my own tool.”
   Post attached a grease hose to a 4-ton portable jack. First he replaced one end with a 1/4-in. male hydraulic quick hose connector. “I hooked up my porta power, then took a 10-ft. long hose and put a female hose connector onto the hydraulic hose. I put it on the zerk and it took oil, so I thought it sure should take grease, too,” he says.
  Post often uses the device on a manure spreader and a dump wagon with good results during the winter. “If you’ve got a stubborn zerk, it’s gonna bust it loose or you’re gonna have to replace the zerk. With this tool you have constant pressure on it and something has to give.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ron Post, 726 Skeels Rd., Celina, Ohio 45822 (ph 419 942-1897).

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #1