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What oil do you guys run?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by OhioMowerGuy, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. OhioMowerGuy

    OhioMowerGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Hey guys im about to do a oil change on my bobcat E35 mini ex. What brand oil do you guys run? Im thinking about using rotella 5-40 full synthetic.. any opinions on that?
  2. ma71t

    ma71t LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Yup rotella
  3. OhioMowerGuy

    OhioMowerGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Do any of you guys use full synthetic in your equipment?
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  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,280

    I run BG full synthetic. O-30 in handhelds and 15-40 in the diesels.
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  5. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    X2 rotella
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Synthetic really works well in Gas engines for one because they hold such a small amount of oil and the stability and additive package allows it too last longer. In a diesel the engines hold so much more that it takes longer for them to breakdown and loss there ability too lubricate and protect. Regardless of what you read the real advantage of using synthetic oil is being able too extend your oil change intervals. If you are going too abide by your manufacturers service intervals you are just wasting money in my opinion. I use it exclusivley on me gas engine vehicles with oil change intervals of approximatley 15k miles and have had good success with one vehicle at 400k and another with 300k. On diesels I stick with a quality non synthetic oil.
  7. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 544

    Rotella 15-40
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,151

    I have been running Amsoil Synthetic in pickups for everything. I use Amsoil in everything but engines in trucks. I use Dino in equipment.
  9. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    Rotella 15 40 non synthetic in all my tucks and equipment.
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  10. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Mobil 1 delavac 5 w40 synthetic

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