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PG Magnum hour meter flashes 'Lube'

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,895

    Hi Guys,

    Had my PG Mag hour meter flashing the RPM's intermittently with the readout 'Lube'. I would assume that this means that I need to check the engine oil level, correct (I do not have the full manual for the machine unfortunately).
    Weird thing is, I checked the oil before I started my day and the level was adequate. Is this readout perhaps a reminder to change the oil in the machine?
    I do need to do that, BUT the oil level is NOT low.

    I am not understanding this, pls help if you can.

  2. sweetjetskier

    sweetjetskier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    The "lube" is a reminder like you thought.
    It will go back to just total hours / rpm's after maybe a couple hours of run time, I don't remember exactly.

    You can download the owners and parts manuals for the machine on PG's website.
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  3. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 147

    They're "pre-programed" to pop up messages like that. You should also grease the fittings on the machine. I doubt there is a sensor in the engine that detects oil life. If there is, these things need to come with air conditioning and heat on the next model.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,207

    Freaked me out the first time I saw that. Went and bought a quart of oil right away. But those guys are right; it is just a timer--it does not check the oil for you. But Honda's oil minder is better--some models will not start if the oil is low.
  5. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    it will flash every 50 hrs to remind you to change the oil and grease the fittings. you can download a manual at the Permagreen website.
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,895

    Thanks guys this helps a bunch. It worked too, did grease er up tonight.

    I need to get a manual downloaded, like, yesterday too.
  7. Miles4767

    Miles4767 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I picked up the triumph this year and it does the same thing. freaked me out the first time it came up. but just greased everything and checked all the levels. Still is annoying that it will keep blinking lube for a few more hours though..

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