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Groundsmaster Hydraulic oil?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by loumeister, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. loumeister

    loumeister LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 2

    Hey guys,

    New to this forum. We have a small landscaping business in the city. This spring my dad got an old groundsmaster for his property out in the country on trade. It looks like an late 70s or early 80s model, with a continental motor. I haven't been out to see it yet, but he says he cant find where to add hydraulic oil, or even a dipstick for it or anything. Any ideas? Like I said, I haven't seen it myself, but I can't imagine it would be that hidden?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    Between your heels when seated is a Dipstick, with what looks like a large nut.
    Park on level ground and raise deck up. Clean well and remove. Fill up to line with 10 w 40 engine oil. Finger tight then unscrew to check level.

    Pete D.
  3. loumeister

    loumeister LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 2

    Thanks fro the info, apparently the tube was loose and move from the spot where it should have been.... now he is looking for where check the engine oil, any ideas?

    Unfortunately pops isn't the most mechanically inclined person, and I haven't had time to get down there and take a look for myself...


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