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Hoof belt drive governor- what oil to use?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by PM Baker, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. PM Baker

    PM Baker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I have a Hoof belt drive governor on my 1970 chipper, it has an oil cup, does anyone know what oil I'm supposed to use?
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Hoof and Pierce were one in the same back in the day, Fill to level of oil check valve with SAE 30 engine oil for summer and SAE 10 for winter.....
     
  3. PM Baker

    PM Baker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Thanks Restrob. I'm helping a friend restore an old chipper, and ran into that question. I'm in Sanford, Fl you helped me with a carb problem before, do you thing it get's cold enough here to warrant changing to 10W in the Winter?
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I didn't notice where your at, I'm 165 miles NW of you and have never ran nothing but 30W so you should be fine with that year round.
     
  5. PM Baker

    PM Baker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    OK, thanks alot!
     

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