Wheel

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 10 months ago
  • Solved
The blower is 1 season old. The wheels on my snowblower squeak when I wheel it around. What kind of lubricant should I use and how's the best way to lubricate the wheels? If I should remove the wheels to best lubricate them, how do I remove them? Thanks for the help.
Photo of Jeff

Jeff

  • 192 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 10 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Jacob

Jacob, Champion

  • 61,548 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Official Response
Pull the hubs off, you will see a slot between the tire and the black ego hub caps. Get a flat head in there and gently pry off. Then you will see a 13mm nut I believe. Take that off and you will be good to go. I would use a dry lube like graphite. If I remember correctly, they don't have bearings in the snow blower wheels. Correct me if I am wrong people.
Photo of Ken

Ken, Champion

  • 49,844 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
I don't have the snowblower, but my Ego lawn mower calls for light oil or motor oil for lubricating the wheels. I've been using 3-in-1 oil.

I would think that would be better for the snowblower than dry graphite lubricant given how wet the wheels get. 3-in-1 oil would help protect the metal from the moisture without gumming up.
Photo of Jeff

Jeff

  • 192 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Thank you both. I decided to start with 3in1 oil, tilting the blower on it's side and spun the wheel while oiling. It did the trick.

If it lasts, great. If not, I will remove the wheels and use white lithium grease which should hold up much better than oil with the water and salt. Many thanks again for the detailed instructions and experience.