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Old 04-30-2020, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Trailer Hub Greasing ?

I have questions regarding trailer Hub Greasing ?

Trailer is new to me, and I want to grease the 'hubs', and want some instructions.

I've included a pic of the Hub. Inside the hub is a rubber boot, and I assume there is some type of Zerk fitting (but not sure) where I can attach my grease gun ?

Has anyone seen this type of Hub before, and how do I go about adding grease ?

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Old 04-30-2020, 03:18 PM   #2
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normally the caps with the rubber plug are hiding a zerk. If so you can pump a little in there. you don't want to over fill either because the excess will come out the back and potentially get in the brakes.

if it's been a while I might take them apart, check for water, leaking seal and then clean and repack the bearings. Not a hard job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo


these just happened to be the first couple of videos I found, not necessarily the same axle
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I have questions regarding trailer Hub Greasing ?

Trailer is new to me, and I want to grease the 'hubs', and want some instructions.

I've included a pic of the Hub. Inside the hub is a rubber boot, and I assume there is some type of Zerk fitting (but not sure) where I can attach my grease gun ?

Has anyone seen this type of Hub before, and how do I go about adding grease ?

Thanks !
If it's a Dexter EZ Lube axle (as seen in first video above) you keep pumping grease into the zerk fitting while spinning the tire to completely remove old grease. Look for new colored grease to start coming out, wipe off excess put rubber boot back on and your done.

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