Gear drive oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cut-rite, Mar 20, 2001.

  1. cut-rite

    cut-rite LawnSite Member
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    I have an Exmark walk behind with the peerless 5 spd. gear box. I put 90 weight oil in the box and it ran out everywhere - (box isnt sealed). Can anyone tell me what to use for lube? I got it used and didnt get a book. Thanks, Brad
     
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    brad I asked the same question a while back and got no response. I think you just fill them up to the lower level of the jackshaft and that keeps them lubed. otherwise Idunno.

    GEO
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    Maybe it's like a gearbox on a string trimmer, you fill them with grease. I don't know this for a fact, it is just a guess since I do not have W/B mowers.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're supposed to pack them with Bentonite grease but if that not available just the same you grease that you grease the rest of the mower with.
     
  5. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
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    Richard's right, use bentonite grease. It's made specifically for these trannys.
     
  6. thefarmer4

    thefarmer4 LawnSite Member
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    We use "00" Grease and put silicone on to seal it. 00 Grease provides better lubrication in my opinion.
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    We use 00 in our gearcases of our old gang mowers too,it works well,and is thick enough to keep from running out everywhere,yet will flow.
     

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