Maintenance Monday "The Grease Zerk To Nowhere."
During winter training with SCAG, we had the opportunity to take a look at what the competition had in store for us this mowing season. A yellow mower, and a red mower sat at the back of the room, and we began to poor over them, noting what we liked, and what SCAG was doing better.
"Look here." said one of my fellow trainees. "This looks like a grease zerk on the spindle here"
The instructor came to the back of the room and joined us.
"A grease zerk on the spindle?" He asked. "Can't be. They're using a sealed bearing, a grease zerk would be useless."
Everyone turned their heads to the side, until we all looked like a group of puzzled cats. Sure enough, the bearings were sealed, and plain as day was the grease zerk on the outside of the spindle.
"So why would they do that?" Said a trainee
"To make you feel good I guess." Said the instructor.
"So, it's like a grease zerk to nowhere?" Said another trainee.
That was all it took. For the rest of the day we joked about the grease zerk to nowhere, and how it felt like the manufacturer of that particular brand had shown just how inept and uneducated they expected the average consumer to be.
Once again we saw the difference between companies that build mowers to the lowest common denominator, and companies that build mowers to the highest of standards. Mowers that are built to cost as little as possible, and mowers that are built to be dependable for years.
You will never find a "grease zerk to nowhere" on a SCAG. We build our mowers with common sense, from the highest quality components. SCAG dealers don't have to use "fake out" grease zerks because we are more than happy to take the time to instruct our customer on how to properly service their mower. We don't sell mowers to children, so we're not going to treat you like a child either. Stop in and talk to your factory trained SCAG dealer today!