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    Elite Member JC-jetro's Avatar
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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Jean View Post
    Great feedback, thanks.
    I was thinking the seller used tapioca pudding!

    Manual calls for gear oil GL5-85W 140 or triple zero grease.
    I will leave the stuff in the top box, use 000 in the lower one.

    Thanks again for the advise.

    Mine Came dry, and I did use TSC traveller GL5-85w 140 Oil as well. I used it for both gear boxes the same. If you do use RTV Blue or what was recommended then you need to put a thin laye on one side after the edge wiped clean of oil and let it skin a bit before you put the cover on. RTV blue can be put as valve cover gasket replacement and once is skinned and cured it will stay put for a long time.

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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    I've got a 5' Tarter, but the design is pretty much the same as the KK II. I found that a suction gun works pretty well on the top gearbox (and makes for less mess). After slurping out the contents with the gun, nothing will drain from the drain hole at the bottom side. I just had to make sure to get tube routed down to the bottom edge of the box.

    FWIW, when I drained the side box I did so by rolling the unit upside down via straps around the torque tube & doing the lifting with the FEL ...

    I was flushing water contamination from the top box. I drained the side box because I had initially put in 85w90 and wanted to replace it with 85w140.

    Nick
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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Quote Originally Posted by nikdfish View Post
    I've got a 5' Tarter, but the design is pretty much the same as the KK II. I found that a suction gun works pretty well on the top gearbox (and makes for less mess). After slurping out the contents with the gun, nothing will drain from the drain hole at the bottom side. I just had to make sure to get tube routed down to the bottom edge of the box.

    FWIW, when I drained the side box I did so by rolling the unit upside down via straps around the torque tube & doing the lifting with the FEL ...

    I was flushing water contamination from the top box. I drained the side box because I had initially put in 85w90 and wanted to replace it with 85w140.

    Nick
    Cool This is my version of "suction Container/gun " using a my shop vac. It is "JC-the tool man" kind with a lot of ooomph

    JC,


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    Kubota MX-4700DT, Gear transmission with LA 884 loader, Q/A and HD bucket.
    60" Woods Rotary Cutter, home made (3-pt boom and a Row Hipper) ,King Kutter( 5 ft Tiller,Middle Buster,Single Row Cultivator,Carry-all, 5 ft blade, 6 ft Landscaping Rake ,30" Dirt Scoop and a 4'x4' Drag Harrow)

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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Quote Originally Posted by 638 View Post
    That "sludge" is grease, not oil with water in it. KK uses a flowable grease, 'oo' or 'ooo' I don't remember which.
    I was going to post a question about this same topic yesterday. I checked my KK tiller out yesterday and the gearbox on top has that sludge in it. If it is grease, would there be any reason to change it? I checked the owners manual and it doesn't say anything about changing any of the oil in any of the gear boxes.
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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Jean View Post
    Brand new tiller, barely 3 hours on in.
    I checked oil level at side gear box, level is fine although the oil is milky.
    Should I remove the entire cover (roughly 10 bolts) to get a complete drain?
    I dont know how yours was stored etc and they shouldn't get water in anyway normally but they come with a white looking grease in them called OO or something like that so it may just be the OEM lube and doesn't need anything?

    Fact my manual says the OEM lube is compatible with regular 90wt and its ok to top them off with either fyi.

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