Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/pivot points


what lubercant do I use on the pivot points on my Troy built ridding mower

It depends on what you are lubricating but in general for steering and deck components you can use a multipurpose grease or some white lithium grease.  If you have grease zerks fittings that you can use a grease gun to apply the lubricant I would use a multipurpose grease.  If you do not have grease zerk fittings then I would use a spray grease lubricant.

See the URL for grease zerk fittings:

The main thing to do when lubricating pivot points is to try and get the grease on the inside of the pivot point.  If you just spray or grease the surface or outside of the pivot point you are not getting the lubricant where it needs to be to lube the parts and prevent wear.

Let me know if this helps.

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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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