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Grease mine every 3 months 2 10.53%
Grease mine every 6 months 9 47.37%
Grease mine once a year 9 47.37%
Give it 1 shot of grease 0 0%
Give it 2 shots of grease 8 42.11%
Give it 3 shots of grease 5 26.32%
Not sure as I was not aware that there zerk fittings to lube. 0 0%
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:40 AM   #1
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Question Moryde IS suspension question

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Just woundering how often you lube the zerk fittings on the suspension? How many pumps of grease do you pump in? Please select the two answers in the poll that apply to you.


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Old 02-26-2019, 03:30 PM   #2
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About once a year. I pump til the grease starts coming out the end of the sleeve.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:28 PM   #3
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I do the same as Cummins. Morryde service guy said to grease them regularly as they use plastic bushings.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:51 PM   #4
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I selected 6 months, although that is not my actual service.
I keep track of the trailer miles so it is:
At the start of the season - 1st trip, so usually around April.
Then at approximately 5000 miles

My method. I use RedLine HP synthetic grease.
I grease until I see clean red coming out the ends.
I then raise the trailer off the ground.
Do the same with the grease.
Drop the trailer back down, one more time with the grease.

BTW the MOR/ryde IS specs call for every 12 months or 6000 miles.

Between the torque bracket (part bolted to frame) and the beam's shaft is a fiber cylinder type bushing. Not very thick. It pays to keep it greased.

I use a Milwaukee 12volt electric grease gun. That works super for doing these fittings rolling around under the trailer. Well worth the $100 (I already have all the batteries and chargers)
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:58 AM   #5
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I selected 6 months, although that is not my actual service.
I keep track of the trailer miles so it is:
At the start of the season - 1st trip, so usually around April.
Then at approximately 5000 miles

My method. I use RedLine HP synthetic grease.
I grease until I see clean red coming out the ends.
I then raise the trailer off the ground.
Do the same with the grease.
Drop the trailer back down, one more time with the grease.

BTW the MOR/ryde IS specs call for every 12 months or 6000 miles.

Between the torque bracket (part bolted to frame) and the beam's shaft is a fiber cylinder type bushing. Not very thick. It pays to keep it greased.

I use a Milwaukee 12volt electric grease gun. That works super for doing these fittings rolling around under the trailer. Well worth the $100 (I already have all the batteries and chargers)
WOW, you pump a lot of grease in there. Why do you grease the suspension loaded and up-loaded?
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:00 AM   #6
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Loaded and unloaded?

Freaking Apple. Sorry for the correction in another post. I could not edit my post. Really not sure what they have that option locked on the forum.
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Old 02-27-2019, 04:35 PM   #7
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IMHO taking weight OFF the suspension and then grease is appropriate no different than Ball Joints. IMHO that is more than enough. I use AMZ/OIL Synthetic grease for all my grease needs.
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IMHO taking weight OFF the suspension and then grease is appropriate no different than Ball Joints. IMHO that is more than enough. I use AMZ/OIL Synthetic grease for all my grease needs.
I have greased thousands on cars and trucks. Always up in the air as they were on a lift.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:23 PM   #9
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So my opinion is that with the weight of the trailer on the suspension the top half of the tube bearing will get less grease then the bottom half which is unloaded. With the trailer sitting on the suspension the beam' shaft is pressing against the top of the tube (torque bracket), so you are not going to get much if any grease in there. The grease is going to go in the path of least resistance.

If you only grease it one way I would suggest unloaded.

Raise the trailer up and the opposite is true.

Regardless, the proof that it works for me is in the color of the grease coming out. Even at $9 a tube the grease is cheaper then the repairs.

We do not know if that tube bearing spins at all in the housing - and neither does MOR/rdye when I asked.
For lack of a better description, the bushing/bearing looks like a paper towel tube.

I have seen what it takes to change the bearings while a MOR/ryde and I'd rather use some grease then have to go through the trouble of changing the bearing.
There is a good chance that if the bearing fails due to lack of grease, you won't know until the beams shaft or the torque bracket has worn to the point of needing repair.

Not much different then greasing king pins on a truck.

The grease I use most of the time.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I checked my Amazon order history and it looks like I average about 2 tubes every 3 years.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:25 PM   #10
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WOW, you pump a lot of grease in there.
It really isn't that much grease, and grease is the cheapest part of that IS.
I worked at Cat for a year, and there we used a lot of grease!
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:07 AM   #11
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Makes sense. Time to re-grease then. Does the grease only come out on one side, toward the wheel?
Thanks for your insight and explanation.
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IMHO taking weight OFF the suspension and then grease is appropriate no different than Ball Joints. IMHO that is more than enough. I use AMZ/OIL Synthetic grease for all my grease needs.
What Cummins Said + I keep up with the mileage on my coach and grease it every 5000 miles or once per year, which ever comes first.
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:33 PM   #13
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Here's another thought. The weight of the trailer is taken by the rubber shear springs and they are located on the swing arms between the axle spindle and arm pivot. Thus the swing arm shaft will be actually bearing down on the bearing when the wheel is loaded. Again though, taking the load off of the wheel when greasing will enable new grease to flow into the needed area. The grease nipple is also on the bottom of the bearing housing. so it should flow in more easily if the wheel is unloaded.
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Makes sense. Time to re-grease then. Does the grease only come out on one side, toward the wheel?
Thanks for your insight and explanation.
If you put enough in, it comes out both ends.
I usually put a piece of cardboard down to catch anything that drops. And a bunch of paper towels to tidy up afterwords.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:56 PM   #15
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I raise the wheels off the ground and pump in grease until I see clean grease out of BOTH ends. I go by miles for frequency. Every 5k I do this. Sometimes it feels like I'm greasing them every month but this also lets me inspect the undercarriage, rotors, brake pads, etc.
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For those of you that need to gain an inch in ride height.
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For those of you that need to gain an inch in ride height.
Is that where the grease fittings are?

"Just woundering how often you lube the zerk fittings on the suspension?"
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Is that where the grease fittings are?

"Just woundering how often you lube the zerk fittings on the suspension?"
Close to the zerk fitting. I came across this and thought I would post it in here instead of creating a whole new thread.
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Close to the zerk fitting. I came across this and thought I would post it in here instead of creating a whole new thread.
Your thread your rules.

I figured you would start a thread about different things people may not know and or things they do that make life easier.
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:49 AM   #20
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Well I just lubed the suspension with the wheels off the ground. Man did it take a lot of pumps to get the grease, which was black to come out. I then re-lubed with the wheels on the ground.
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