Oil Change on Toro Commercial Walkbehind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Darryll, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Darryll

    Darryll LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 33

    Hey Everybody:

    I purchased a new 36 inch Toro T-Bar Walkbehind. The manual says to change the oil after first 8 hours but makes no mention of changing the oil filter. It says change the oil filter when you get 200 hours. I called Toro and they said only change the oil after the first 8 hours and do not change the oil filter. Need your thoughts. I always thought you change the oil and oil filter at the same time like on cars.
     
  2. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    Change both. Engines break-in and have some wear which means there are some metal shavings in the oil, this has been discussed before. I would always change both, all the time.
     
  3. mpriester

    mpriester LawnSite Member
    Male, from Dunbar, Pa.
    Posts: 97

    i just changed the oil and filter on my 48" at the 8 hour break in. to me it makes no good sense to run new oil through a dirty filter and filters are relatively inexpensive.
     
  4. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Posts: 1,041

    I agree totally!!
     
  5. CorkyE

    CorkyE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    Same here also, always a new filter with new oil on any of my vehicles or equipment.
     
  6. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    Yes, exactly.
     
  7. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    Paid $3.75 ea. for several Purolators for my Kawi engines the other day. I can "waste" that much money for piece of mind.
     

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