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Wheel motor hydo oil?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Gjohnson, May 21, 2008.

  1. Gjohnson

    Gjohnson LawnSite Member
    from La.
    Posts: 20

    Is it normal for the oil in the reservoir to look "dirty", as in not clear, after about 40 hours of use?
    Also, the drives seem to whine a bit louder when I move it around at near idle, such as backing it in the garage to park it. Is this normal?
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    Yes, its oil, its not going to stay clear, it shouldn't of been clear to start with, if its dirty like diesel oil at 30k, thats a different story.
    As far as the whine, the hydro system is designed to work with the engine at full throttle, this is why you hear a whining noise at idle.


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