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what type oil do i put in belt driven scag?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by googles, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    my kawi 36" belt driven scag is about 3 years old. i lost the manual. what type of oil do i put in it? is it 10-30? and i had a aerater and thatcher what type is that get as well. the aerater and thatcher is the plug fill oil. i think its straight 30 but please let me know. thanks
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We run 30wt oil in our all our 4-cycle equipment. All our equipment also has Kawasaki motors.
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I think you would be ok with either oil 10w-30 or straight 30. I prefer 10w-30 myself
  4. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    Are you guys referring to the ThatcherÂ’s or scag??
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I use 10w-30 for all my engines, Im not saying that is right , but what I do
  6. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 354

    Use SAE 30 In Both 10 W 30 is ok also
  7. scagster

    scagster LawnSite Member
    from n.ohio
    Posts: 72

    if it has overhead valves i think you are supposed to run 10w30. i will check at the shop in the morning to be sure for u
  8. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    straight 30 is thicker than 10-30, rite?
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I would suggest some 10w-30 as well
  10. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    I run SAE 30 wt. Havoline in all of my mowers including my Toro 48" WB with the 15hp Kawasaki twin. The owner's manual recommends that you use 30 wt. from 32 degrees to 86 degrees, 10w-30/10w-40 from -4 degrees to 86 degrees. Hope this helps.

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