Originally Posted by cfranzen
Couple mows in now and have brought the mow time from about 1 hour 40 minutes with the tractor to just over 1 hour with this beast. Very pleased, exactly what I wanted. Have had alot of rain and had no choice but to mow with the ground a bit saturated. Mower handled great and cut great. Discharged clippings nicely. Large tires really help to distribute the weight. Ready to do my first oil change. Anyone have input on whether to run convention oil vs synthetic in the motor and hydros. I won't be putting many hours on this thing being a homeowner. Thoughts?
For the engine; use conventional oil for the first 50 hours, then switch to synthetic. Mobil 1 is a good one. Make sure to check your owner's manual for best grade. For hydraulics, use synthetic. Mobil 1 is again very good.