Greasing Your Lawn Mower Spindles. Your lawn mower needs maintenance in order to stay in good operating condition throughout the years. These maintenance practices do not only pertain to the lawn mower’s engine, but to different areas of the lawn mower as well. Maintenance (at least annual maintenance) includes not only oil change, blade maintenance, fresh fuel, but the lubrication of grease fittings as well. It is advised that you maintain your lawn mower before the first use of the year and after the off-season storage. Greasing your mower spindles is a part of this maintenance as well. All you’ll need is a shop towel, a grease gun with zerk fitting and a no. 2 all-purpose grease cartridge. We’ll show you how to do this.. Make sure that your riding lawn mower is parked on a driveway or some other flat, solid, surface. Turn off the ignition and let it cool down for about 10 minutes.. After that, put the mower deck on its lowest setting, so that you can get to the grease fittings.. Position the grease gun’s head in a counterclockwise position so that you can unscrew it and pull it off.. Pull the plunger rod at the bottom of the barrel backward and out of the grease gun, then push the release down to position the plunger.. After that, pull both plastic tabs off the ends of the No. 2 grease cartridge and put it into the barrel’s top. Release the hatch after you’ve replaced the head and then in a clockwise direction, screw on a zerk fitting onto the head of the grease gun. Press the plunger to start the grease flowing.. Lay down next to the riding lawn mower and find the zerk grease fittings that are on the vertical spindles of the mower blade.. Make sure that you wipe any dust or grease on the zerk fitting and press it down. Hold the grease gun’s barrel with one hand and push on the plunger.. If there is excess grease flowing out of the fitting, then this means that the fitting is full. Wipe off the excess and continue the process with the other blade spindles.. Continue along, lubricating the grease fittings on each front wheel spindle. To help distribute the grease in the wheel spindles, turn the lawn mower steering wheel from side to side.. When you’re finished, wipe off the excess grease from the tip of the grease gun, before you store it away. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers and home generators. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment. Also, if you are looking for generator repair services in Ottawa to ensure that you have sufficient power for your home if the power goes out then give us a call to book your mobile power generator repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up all major brands of home generators to keep you powered up during power outages. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your power generator for your home in Ottawa.