Diesel oil

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by milwaukeevtwin, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin LawnSite Member
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    What brand and weight are you guy's running in your diesel mowers? I have a sabre tooth briggs and stratton. I have been running 15/40. Anybody else?
     
  2. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Rotella 10W-30
     
  3. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin LawnSite Member
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    What mower and motor do you have?
     
  4. 24v6spd

    24v6spd LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would use the weight the engine manufacturer reccomends. As far as the brand Shell Rotella-T
     
  5. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin LawnSite Member
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    And that is?
     
  6. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Grounds Master's 325-D, 328-D & 7210 ZTR. I also use the same oil in my Model 1910 Ford Tractor & JD Gator. All recommend 30 weight oil. Check your owners manual for your equipment manufacturer's oil recommendations. The only reason I use multi weight oil in diesels, is for ease of starting. All my Gasser's get straight 30 weight in the summer.
     
  7. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin LawnSite Member
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    - STT-BSD - Sabre Tooth Tiger - turbo diesel
    This is the manual on scags website and no where does it say about the weight or what type to use. It does say what weight for the hydros.This is why i posted.
    Ron
     
  8. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Scag didnt make the engine. You would need your engine manual.
     
  9. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin LawnSite Member
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    Scag does not make half the parts on the mower. But it still tells about the hydro oil. B&S did not make the engine either. I can not find a manual on the engine. That is why i am posting this.
    Anybody else? Weight and Brand.
    Thanks, Ron
     
  10. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have been running and maintaining Diesel Engines, since 1968 when I was a Generator mechanic in the army. The heaviest engine oil I have ever used is 30 weight. Busted tires and Lubed trucks at the Triple T truck stop, on I-10 in Tucson. All 30 weight.

    Just be sure the oil is specific to Diesel Engines.
     

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