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Hydro oil for Scag Walkbehing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Quail Creek LC, May 21, 2003.

  1. Quail Creek LC

    Quail Creek LC LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 155

    Does anyone know where I can get some 20w50 synthetic Hydro Oil or an equivelient to it. My dealer has it of course but at $5 a quart it get pretty pricey. Thanks guys
     
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Its just plain 20W-50 synthetic motor oil. You can buy it at any auto parts store or Wal-mart. Expect to pay about $4.00 + per quart for synthetic oils (thats the going rate). Since you only need 2 quarts you should of paid the $5.00 to the dealer. Now your going to run around town just to save $2.00. Unless of course you are going to buy a bulk supply of the stuff.

    FYI- Scag does not recommend synthetic in the hyro system. I dont know why but they say it will ruin it. You might want to e-mail Scag and ask about it before doing it.

    Jimbo
     
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Pep Boys or Auto Zone if you have them out there.
     
  4. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    I have already e-mailed Scag about using the synthetic oil and they said it would be alright, no harm. The warranty would still be good. For the Hydro system.....


    Lou :cool:
     
  5. CO.d 502nd

    CO.d 502nd Banned
    Messages: 288

    Ive been putting synthectic oil in scag hydro's for a long time put 2000 hours on one machine not one problem caused by the synthectic oil
     
  6. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Co.d 502nd
    What brand synthetic do you use ??


    Lou :cool:
     
  7. CO.d 502nd

    CO.d 502nd Banned
    Messages: 288

    amsoil
     
  8. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Co.d 502nd

    Thanks, I have never seen the amsoil around my area. I'll probably use the castrol synthetic when I finally go to synthetic.
    Thanks again...


    Lou :cool:
     

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