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Being a new owner of a TD9, I am trying to get everything lubricated properly before I further my education. I have a grease bucket and have lubricated the button head fittings on the front idlers and the top idlers. I am not sure what I need to do with the bottom rollers. I expected to find button head fittings there, but there are none. all 8 rollers have what looks like an Allen head plug where the button head should be.  Do I need to take the plugs out and put button heads in? 

1951 TD9 bottom roller r.jpg

1951 TD9 bottom rollers r.jpg

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Usually when they have plugs like that they have SAE 30 or 80-90 gear oil in them. If you fill them with oil and it leaks  then go with grease.

DWF

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I use 80-90 oil in all rollers on my TD-14 but was told that the bottom rollers on my TD-14A are sealed so I've never touched them.  The idler rollers take the oil.

Vic

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1 hour ago, thebunns said:

I use 80-90 oil in all rollers on my TD-14 but was told that the bottom rollers on my TD-14A are sealed so I've never touched them.  The idler rollers take the oil.

Vic

replacements,

OP has plugs so lube or corn grease is in order

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12 hours ago, mmi said:

replacements,

OP has plugs so lube or corn grease is in order

I don't know what "OP" means but it doesn't apply to my TD-14A!  It has no oil or grease fittings on the bottom rollers, nor does it have plugs.  Here is a picture of a TD-15 roller sent to me by mistake (if somebody wants it, here it is).  The -14A looks the same---I didn't want to lay in the dirt to take its picture.

Vic

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