Better Outdoor Products - Quick mowers - Hydro oil change....?

Exact Rototilling

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Yes I know – Gary said they don’t need to be changed but the issue of extending the life of the hydros on current mowers in service might be in order to extend service life etc.

Has anyone changed either single or dually hydro oil? What kind of oil - interval etc.
 
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Never knew Mobil 1 synthetic came in a straight 30 wt?

Is there some sort of Max fill indicator on the single and dual hydros?
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bare spot

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would like to do this before the season starts. think i would have to take it off the machine tip it up carefully to drain. not sure of the amount of fluid it should have at the moment, 2 qts, idk. like to see what comes out..
 
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Exact Rototilling

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If my memory is correct Gary's approach is if it not broke don't fix it. However I'm with you I'd like to change the hydro oil in my 3 BOP mowers and get maximum service life from them from a preventive stand point.
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StihlMechanic

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I want to say those are the same transmission(s) from say a Craftsman or MTD Lawn Tractor and homeowner ZTR's and require no service. If this is the case, there is no drain, and no dipstick, no filler cap, only a vent at the end of a hose from the top. Non serviceable other than a purge procedure to purge air if needed.
 
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Exact Rototilling

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I want to say those are the same transmission(s) from say a Craftsman or MTD Lawn Tractor and homeowner ZTR's and require no service. If this is the case, there is no drain, and no dipstick, no filler cap, only a vent at the end of a hose from the top. Non serviceable other than a purge procedure to purge air if needed.
It's safe to say that in regards to the single hydro but the dually runs 2 seperate independant peerless hydros.......
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