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Discussion in 'eXmark' started by mark lagasse, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. mark lagasse

    mark lagasse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Is it ok to use synthetic motor oil in a tthp 36 15hp kaw, also do you have an excalibur blade to fit? I have an 05 will there be any changes on the 06 tthp36 ?
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258

    Good morning Mark,

    Yes, you can use synthetic motor oil, but you will still have to change the oil

    at the same frequency. So you would be spending more money on the

    synthetic oil for the same engine life results.

    Yes, we do have Excalibur blades for the TTHP36.

    The changes for the '06 models:

    Pre-drilled holes on the engine deck for easy mounting of stand on sulky.

    Pump drive idler spring improvements. Heavier and larger diameter spring for

    increased durability.

    Thanks, Brian
  3. mark lagasse

    mark lagasse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Can my machine be upgraded with the pully and spring improvements? My serial # is 561414
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    mark, the only thing to watch out for with syn oils, is that a multi viscosity oil will shear much easier than a straight weight oil. I would say the amsoil 30w is a good choice. it is syn, and very shear stable.

    I personally run all my engines on 15w-40. I have found the diesel oils to be particularly good. infact, there are a number of guys running kawasaki's with shell rotella 15w-40. but I think the delo gives a lot more power to the engine, especially when engaging the blades, with straight 30w, it would sometimes cut out, but with the delo, it will almost not even notice it.

    in the cold, I would not use a 15w-40. a 15w-30 is about right, again, I would look to amsoil. they make some exellent products. just a bit expensive for me.

    I would not, however, recomend that you run it without having an exellent chance of voiding your warranty.
  5. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258

    Hi Mark,
    Yeah that would fit. There’s really no advantage for a 36, this has to do with tension for the 52, mostly when also pulling a sulky.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Make sure you have at least 200 hrs. on the unit before you switch from Dino to Syn. You need to be sure the rings are properly seated in before making the switch.
  7. mark lagasse

    mark lagasse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I have a two wheel stand on but it seems to pull just fine, it is a great first mower and I look forward to getting a bigger one next year sometime but I will still keep my 36.
  8. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    TTHP 52/17 kawi, FH500v with 10-30 Amsoil 1.9 qt here, innumerous hrs and still going strong.

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