Do you save your used Motor Oil?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ATL Lawn, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318


    Do you save your used Motor Oil?

    This may sound dumb, but we use our old used motor oil in our chain saws.
    (no, its not pure black, we change the oil in the trucks and mowers very often)

    Just wondering, whats some other uses..
  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I save it for a farmer that uses it to heat his tractor barn. He's got one of them waste oil heaters.
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    no i just recycle it.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I give my used oil to 3 different places that all have waste oil burners that use them for forced air heat. I just changed the oil in my 6.0 got 4 gallons for one of the places I drop off at. I don't reuse used engine oil for anything else it really isn't good for anything else plus its not healthy for a person to be handling.
  5. dcwservices

    dcwservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Chainsaw blades if i need to. But I use it on old big tree stupms. It rots them out faster I find.
  6. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 51

    Friend of mine uses his used motor oil to spray the bottom of his truck every year. I use mine for my chain saw.
  7. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,480

    I've never herd of people doing that before.
    We save our oil. 2 mowers, 5 vehicles. When we fill up all the containers, I take it down to the local gas station/repair shop and they use it to heat their building.
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Why anyone would want to use dirt laden oil in thier chainsaw is beyond me.
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    The dealer where I buy my stuff from takes my used oil and recycles it.
  10. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    why you say that?

    when you think about it, the oil going into a chainsaw is pretty much disposable..

    i wonder have anyone done any research about what realy happens to all the oil that gets sprayed out a chainsaw..

    i never really thought about it that way.

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