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Better Outdoor Products - Quick mowers - Hydro oil change....?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Exact Rototilling, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes I know – Gary said they don’t need to be changed but the issue of extending the life of the hydros on current mowers in service might be in order to extend service life etc.

    Has anyone changed either single or dually hydro oil? What kind of oil - interval etc.
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Mobil 1 30w. First 100. There after 1000
     
  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never knew Mobil 1 synthetic came in a straight 30 wt?

    Is there some sort of Max fill indicator on the single and dual hydros?
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  4. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
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    would like to do this before the season starts. think i would have to take it off the machine tip it up carefully to drain. not sure of the amount of fluid it should have at the moment, 2 qts, idk. like to see what comes out..
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  5. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    If my memory is correct Gary's approach is if it not broke don't fix it. However I'm with you I'd like to change the hydro oil in my 3 BOP mowers and get maximum service life from them from a preventive stand point.
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  7. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
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    Who's Gary?
     
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Owner founder of BOP
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  9. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I want to say those are the same transmission(s) from say a Craftsman or MTD Lawn Tractor and homeowner ZTR's and require no service. If this is the case, there is no drain, and no dipstick, no filler cap, only a vent at the end of a hose from the top. Non serviceable other than a purge procedure to purge air if needed.
     
  10. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's safe to say that in regards to the single hydro but the dually runs 2 seperate independant peerless hydros.......
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