Ransomes Ajax mark 4 grease nipples
Hi, I've managed to lose the grease nipple for the gear casing on a Mk4 Ajax. I was quite surprised to see that these appear to be a push fit as there appears to be no thread visible in the hole.
Can anyone advise how and where I can obtain a new one? On the basis that one appears to have fallen out on it's own accord, although probably it got caught on a hedge, how do I stop this happening again? I think that I had better have a few spare just in case.
Happy New Year, I should have a couple of Ajax's lying around that I am breaking for spares, will check when back at work tomorrow. Regarding the fit, I will check mine, assume if they are push fit a small application of a strong adhesive may suffice (care not to block the hole!).
Will be in touch.
Clive, thanks for that.
I have just had a reply from Jon at the Mower Centre in Hailsham who appears to have some available. As I have lost one I will ask him to send me a couple just in case.
I has thought of using some liquid gasket, do you think that would hold it in place? If not I will get some threadlock such as locktte.
Don't think that liquid gasket is right for that job, you will be better of with Loctite, probably one of the "retainer" grades such as Bearing Fit or High Strength Retainer.
It could be that the new oilers will be a better interference fit and may not need anything.
Thats good, I did find one & will keep it in the spares box,