225 Grasshopper with Kohler?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Z400ACDC, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Z400ACDC

    Z400ACDC LawnSite Member
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    I bought a 03, 225 GH with 1100 hours on it from a friend of mine. It is in good shape and has had regular maintance. How many hours can I expect to get out of the tranny's and engine?
     
  2. Z400ACDC

    Z400ACDC LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have a idea?
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Okay i will jump,the engine has a 2000 hour rating they will go longer the tranmission keeping the fluid clean i think it is mobil restrorob can help you.
     
  4. Z400ACDC

    Z400ACDC LawnSite Member
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    Where can I find the Mobil restrorob? what does it do?
     
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    You really need to use Grasshopper Hydro Fluid in that trans. system.
    Mobile 15w50, synthetic will also work, but the Grasshopper fluid is better, as it has some additives to help get extended life from that transmission.
     
  6. Z400ACDC

    Z400ACDC LawnSite Member
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    The previous owner said he ran a mobil 1 synthetic blend. He said he worked at our local GH dealership and that the mobil blend was fine. Would it be ok to change to the Grasshopper oil after he has ran the blend? I want to run what is best!!!
     
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    Yes, you can go back to the Grasshopper oil. It will not hurt anything. Or, you can just stick with the Mobil synthetic.
     
  8. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    Engine should last 2000-3000 hours with regular maintenance. if you run Synthetic oil that will extend the life. I'm really not sure on the hydro system. Should easily last 3000 hours or maybe longer.
     
  9. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are you sure to run synthetic oil in grasshopper.
     
  10. Z400ACDC

    Z400ACDC LawnSite Member
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    Is the GH tranny oil a synthetic?
     

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