Super Z Hydralic Oil Question

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by JLH, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. JLH

    JLH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    I have a Super Z 60/28 EFI.

    The hydralic pumps are Hydro-Gear BDP21.

    The owners manual recommends using 10W-40 motor oil in hydralic system.

    Hustler recommends to change filter after first 50 hours, then oil and filter every 500 hours thereafter.

    I want to use synthetic oil in the hydralic system. I called Hustler technical support and they told me I could use Mobile 1 15W-50. They said Mobile 1 was the only oil there engineers had approved.

    I want ot use Amsoil instead of Mobile 1. Amsoil has a 20W-50, but not 15W-50. The only difference is a lower pour point on the 15W-50 (-51 degrees)verses the 20W-50 (-35 degrees).

    When going from regular oil to synthetic oil why would they recommend a heavy weight oil.

    Has anyone else used Amsoil in the hydralic system on Super Z, if so what weight?

  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    We recommend the Mobil due to its availability anywhere in the country or world for that matter.
    I will talk to engineering about the Amsoil and see what they have to say.


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