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Type of oil in walk behinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Diddy, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Diddy

    Diddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    hey guys. what kind of oil do you use in your walk behinds or other big engine mowers. thanks i appreciate it
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 9,405

    I use motor oil.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,552

    Mobil 1 20w50 full synthetic. Everything from the 3.5 briggs to the dodge diesel. Never an oil related problem in decades. Run it in the hydros too.
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  4. landpride

    landpride LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    use what your manufacturer recommends.
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 9,405

    Oh, guess I took the question too literally. I used to use Kohler straight 30 weight then had a hard time getting that so went to Honda. Now I just use Quaker State straight 30 if I can get it, 10W 30 if not. I don't worry about it too much, I change the oil and filter about every 50 hours. The only thing I use synthetic in is my truck.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    Pennzoil 10w30 at 150 hour intervals. I've had my oil tested and it's fine.
  7. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    mobil 1 Synthetic 10w-30
  8. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Castrol 30w in Kawasakis
    Castrol 10w30 in Hondas
  9. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    Mobil One 10-30 in my Kohler. Used motor oil from my truck is saved for everything else. I get 12qts everytime I drain the oil from my 7.3 IDI so I top of my 21 inch mower with it and use whats left for fuel in my truck. I recycle and should get a medal.
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Mobil 1 10w-30.
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