What kind 52 hydro oil

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ChaseStratton, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. ChaseStratton

    ChaseStratton LawnSite Member
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    I am changing the oil on my lesco 52 hydro for first time. It says use 20W50
    on the mower. This is motor oil though. Should I use 20W50 motor oil or should I be using hydralic oil?
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Most use 20W50 engine oil, Follow what the mower states.
     
  3. ChaseStratton

    ChaseStratton LawnSite Member
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    The oil tank on the mower does say 20W50 but it just says "oil" it does not say "motor oil" that's my confusion. Is there a 20W50 hydralic oil is really the question I have. I don't want to put something in that may damage the seals.
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have never seen a 20W50 hydro oil, MOST all mower hydro systems use 20W50 "motor oil". If they wanted hydro oil used it would say "Use Hydraulic Oil Only".
     
  5. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just replace ours on the WBS yes it is motor oil.
     
  6. ChaseStratton

    ChaseStratton LawnSite Member
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    Thank you guys very much. My question is answered. Appreciated it.
     

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