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Scag transmission Oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BufalinoLand, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Allright, is there transmission oil in the transmission of my 48 scag walk behind. It has a 12 horse enging on here. And if so how often do i Change it. thanks
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    If so, leave it alone!

    I'm assuming its a gear drive 36" or 48" Walkbehind.

    It takes a Bentonite or "00" grease. I'm sure that there are guys that add or change it, but I figure for less than $200 I can have a whole new transmission! My first SCAG had over 1000 hours when I bought it and I put at least another 1000 on it and only ever replaced the engine. Tranny was a bit loose and sometimes you couldn't tell what gear you were in , but it was still working when I sold it.

    I say don't mess with it!
  3. Shultz

    Shultz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    Sounds like a peerless transmission. If you have the gears and can shift in and out( you shift keys are not broken), dont change it. Its thick like a cross between axle greas and gear lube. That stuff is nasty, expensive, and extremely hazardous.

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