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Old 07-26-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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Why the missing wet shackle?

Had a little spare time and was looking under the trailer on the shade side just for something to do, i decided to look at the grease fittings on the shackles to see how accessible they were, anyway I noticed that on the most active part on this type of suspension there is just a bolt, no lube ability at all. Anyone know any reason for this?

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Old 07-26-2016, 12:25 PM   #2
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Don, it's hard to tell but it appears you have grease fittings on the bolts.


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Old 07-26-2016, 12:30 PM   #3
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None on the center beam bolt where it is needed.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:09 PM   #4
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I found 2 fittings inside of mine...if you look at your pic you can just see the tip of the zerk to the left of the bolt you are talking about
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There is no grease fitting on the equalizer bolt which is the most active part in this suspension.
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I will try to get a picture tonight...if I look inside the bracket welded to the frame I see 2 fittings that service that bolt...if I understand you correctly that is...if not I apologize in advance
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Had a little spare time and was looking under the trailer on the shade side just for something to do, i decided to look at the grease fittings on the shackles to see how accessible they were, anyway I noticed that on the most active part on this type of suspension there is just a bolt, no lube ability at all. Anyone know any reason for this?

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That is because there is a bushing that is held in place and does not turn around the bolt. If you look up in the shackle you well see there are 2 grease nipples. One on each half of the equalizer

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That is because there is a bushing that is held in place and does not turn around the bolt. If you look up in the shackle you well see there are 2 grease nipples. One on each half of the equalizer

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I see them, thanks I did not look any farther than the end of the bolt-head.
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Actually I fibbed a bit. There is no single bushing. The bolt goes through the 2 parts of the equalizer. The bolt is designed not to turn. The bushing material is on the equalizer parts and rotates around the bolt..
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Looks like the spring eye on the right is almost hitting the frame.
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