Dixie and Stil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by flyerd124, May 19, 2008.

  1. flyerd124

    flyerd124 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Those of you that are running Dixie Choppers are checking the gear box lube. It says to check the level every 50 hrs. I am starting to have to add lube about every 30 hrs. Is this common in your Dixies. Also at what Oil-Gas mixture do you use on your Stil 2cyc equipment.
  2. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    50:1 for the oil. Sounds like you have a gasket problem or there is a leak somewhere in your gear box. You need to have this checked out. It must be a very slow leak though.
  3. flyerd124

    flyerd124 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I wash my machine every day after use. The leak must be small. I will have to not wash it for a couple of days to see were it is leaking. Thanks for the info on the Stil.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Dixie stopped having seperate lubes in the gearbox almost 10 years ago. You must have a real old model there. The T Gear Box now uses the same fluid as the hydro system as is hooked into it.
  5. flyerd124

    flyerd124 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    The mower is new this year. I have put over 690 hrs on it so far. It calls for 80/90 Lucus gear oil.
  6. flyerd124

    flyerd124 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Im sorry not 690 this year. It was new in may 2007. So the hrs are from then.
  7. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    In my stihl 2 cycle equipment, I run 93 octane fuel (ethanol free so far) and Stihl Ultra 2 cycle oil @ 50:1 mix.

    In my other 2 cycle equipment I run 93 octane and John Deere Premium 2 cycle oil @ 50:1

    As far as my hydro oil goes, I am running 15w40 Royal Purple and Napa Gold Hydro filters and not using any oil so far.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    You learn something new every day.
  9. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    The gears box oils is different then the hydro oil. Yes the hydro oil is vented to the t box, and if the hydro overflows it will get into the t box, but it will not hurt anything. just don't over flow it. But the box is filled with 80/90 gear oil.

    Check your lines and t box gasket. It not cheap to replace t box but better to have it fixed. A new DC should not need T box gaskets. More like a leaky line some where, which is easy to find and fix.

    My Stihl i use high octane gas and a 100/1 Ames Oil for all my 2 cycles.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    50:1 for Stihl stuff

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