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Proper Lubrication of Sidewinder Products

Technical BulletinSUBJECT: Lubrication of Sidewinder products and use of lube plates.PROBLEM: Do not use a lube plate when the wedge is installed and the Sidewinder function is in use.SOLUTION: Proper lubrication of the wedge and the back of the kingpin will help the hookup process. Please see illustration, below, for instructions regarding proper lubrication.
Sidewinder Lube Plate Diagram
Manufacturer: Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and ReeseBulletin Date: 9/10/2008 Bulletin Number: 08-0106

Ronald M.


Reese has told me there is a grease fitting on the sidewinder that needs to be greased every 1,000 miles. Do you know where this fitting it? They claim you remove a cotter pin and the fitting is there.

Les D.


I have attached a PDF of the Sidewinder manual. Page 8 has an illustration if the grease zerk for the pivot shaft.



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