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Snapper walk-behind hydro oil change

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by toquic4u, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. toquic4u

    toquic4u LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I have a 1995-2000 (not sure of exact year) Snapper Pro hydro walk-behind mower. I want to change the hydro oil so I got a new filter from my dealer and asked them for the correct oil too. They told me to use 10W30 engine oil. Does this seem right? For some reason I thought you would use a special oil. Any advice would be great.

  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Engine oil is correct for most hydro systems on todays units, The weight rating sometimes depends on what brand pumps are on the unit and the climate they are used in.

    Use what your dealer recommended, He should know whats best for your area.
  3. toquic4u

    toquic4u LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Thanks, thats true about my dealer, I was just a little skeptical.
  4. vanderbilt

    vanderbilt LawnSite Member
    from N.C.
    Posts: 35

    Yeah, that's what it calls for. I do have the operator's manual for mine - it's about a 2000. Holds 1 gal. of oil calls for change of oil and filter every 200 hours.
  5. toquic4u

    toquic4u LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Thanks, I'm going to change the oil and filter this weekend

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