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Grease Gun

Machspeed
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A couple weeks ago I set out one Saturday morning with intentions of servicing my ZTR lawn mower and truck. Part of that included greasing the pulleys on the mower and the front end on the truck. Progress ended with the grease gun and I must say, I was not at all happy. I could not get the grease gun to work, which led to a big mess with grease everywhere in an attempt to remove the old grease cartridge. After a few colorful metaphors, I cleaned up the mess, tossed the grease gun in the trash, took a shower and cooled off before setting out on a quest for a good grease gun. That was not my first go around with that grease gun either, which btw, was no cheap grease gun.

One of the first things I came across was a grease gun by Lube Shuttle. Below is a very good video on that particular gun. Every problem he mentions in this video, I have endured over the years with the conventional grease gun.

 

Eventually, I ordered this gun and it came yesterday. It's no cheap Chinesium product, rather German made. I put it to use yesterday on the mower and truck and it worked like a dream. Took me but a minute to load the grease cartridge and begin work.




Ultimately, I very much like the gun. Not so sure about the coupler though and I'm thinking I'll probably replace it with a Lubelocker type coupler.  

And speaking of Lubelocker, they make their own version of the Lube Shuttle, which may be a cheaper alternative. That can be found on Amazon in several versions. Here's one:

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08X1FJST2/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08X1FJST2&pd_rd_w=yqML7&pf_rd_p=34ddd399-3313-4562-9a30-685d1d7ce226&pd_rd_wg=RSz9e&pf_rd_r=FWD08333NP95TTCY3H2F&pd_rd_r=a1107bbc-e4c9-45a1-b622-6c241cfd5f6f&s=industrial&smid=A3UPOD5O08GT8E&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzREFRSDFQRkpCVjdTJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODI1NjEyMldJTTZGOUQxSkdDTiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjE3MzI4M0dGODZGNVFQM004QyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbF90aGVtYXRpYyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
John

"Blackie" - 1986 F150 4x4 - Mildly warmed over 351W HO - Original owner
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grumpin
Thanks for the review. I have a Lubelocker fitting on my Lincoln grease gun.

One place the Lubelocker didn’t fit was in the driveshaft u-joints, which bummed me.

Sounds like a good grease gun.
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
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Gary Lewis
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John - Glad the gun and lube works for you.  I think I'd like to go that way - some day.

On that LockNLube version, I'm a bit confused.  Here's what the Amazon site says for how it works, with the highlighting mine.  

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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Machspeed
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Good question, Gary! I didn't see the spring compression handle at the bottom so assumed it was a copy of the Lube Shuttle. Apparently Lube Shuttle still has their patent as the Locknlube gun is not the same. This video should clear up my posted misconception. It also makes me feel better about my purchase too, as they are not the same.

   
John

"Blackie" - 1986 F150 4x4 - Mildly warmed over 351W HO - Original owner
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Gary Lewis
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That's a very different system.  I think it may be better than the old style, but nothing like the Lube Shuttle.  One of the biggest problems I have is grease, or maybe I should say "oil", leaking out of the bottom of the tube.  And I don't think this system will fix that.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Machspeed
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Agree. I still need to clean up the spot where my old grease gun was stored.
John

"Blackie" - 1986 F150 4x4 - Mildly warmed over 351W HO - Original owner
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Max Capacity
FWIW, I love my LocknLube fitting that locks onto the zert. Even fits on the U jionts.

https://locknlube.com/
1986 F150 302EFI AOD
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Machspeed
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Yes, everything I've seen on the LockNLube coupler is positive. I ordered on and should have it this week sometime.
John

"Blackie" - 1986 F150 4x4 - Mildly warmed over 351W HO - Original owner