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    Default Whats behind the nipple?

    Hyster reach truck N40XMR which has can extend/retract the mechanism housing the forks- what is the nipple (is that the correct name?) for? Whats in the hole when nipple is removed?


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    It's a grease nipple. Like the name suggests, it's for greasing that joint. A grease gun is the correct tool for the job. As you can see it has been serviced due to the grease oozing out.

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    Also known as a Zerk Fitting or just a Zerk.
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    Also know as an Alemite fitting or just an Alemite.

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    For a thorough bit of history on the nomenclature of the lowly grease fitting: From Alemite to Zerk: The History of the Grease Fitting - Equipment - Farm Collector

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    It looks like the zerk on the far side is missing.

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    Q: What’s behind the nipple?

    A hole or passage way leading to the place that needs lubrication.

    A very handy device that allows one-way passage and to seal off unwanted contamination.

    Grease Zerk Thread Size Fitting Dimensions Drill Tap Chart – SilkRoadDance

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    Q: What's behind the nipple?".....I've been married 31 years! Where do I begin?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    For a thorough bit of history on the nomenclature of the lowly grease fitting: From Alemite to Zerk: The History of the Grease Fitting - Equipment - Farm Collector
    So the oil nipples on my Myford ML7 lathe are the genuine Zerk pattern, as opposed to the ball ended grease nipples on other machines. Fascinating!

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    Never assume that just because its a zerk that it needs grease!


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