1st Oil Change

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by jas4060, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. jas4060

    jas4060 LawnSite Member
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    I have about 5 hours of cut time on my 17/42 fastrac and I am ready to change the oil for the first time. Any suggestions on what type of oil works best in this unit? Should I change the filter? Do I get the filter from my dealer or is it a common type filter that they would carry at a Fleet-Farm store?

    Thanks
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Your filter is a standard Kohler filter.
    I would use a good quality oil, not the cheap Wal-Mart brands... and change that filter also.

    Pj
     
  3. d55

    d55 LawnSite Member
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    Should you change your oil at 50 hours or 5 hours first time.
     
  4. wushaw

    wushaw LawnSite Member
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    Don't forget to prefill the filter before install.
     
  5. jas4060

    jas4060 LawnSite Member
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    Is there any advantage in using synthetic oil?
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    5 hours for the first time.
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes.
    Cooler running temps and longer oil change intervals would be a couple.

    Pj
     
  8. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
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    read your Kohler owners' manual. it says synthetic is ok, but not for the first so-many hours. i'm at work and don't remember what the hours are for starting to use synthetic.
     
  9. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
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    i just checked the kohler website. they don't recommend switching to synthetic until after 50 hours of use.
     
  10. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good point, I did forget to mention that, thank you.

    Pj
     

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