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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by PHILIP8N View Post
    Wow, 1st bad advice on trailers, and even more bad advice on oils. Think you need to move out of Jacksonville Alabama to broaden your think pool. I suggest you drive to Houston Texas, there you will find automotive stores, or even a Walmart that will carry a modern 'C' rated 15w-40 or 5w-40 HDEO (heavy duty engine oil). There are many good brands out there, but you cannot go wrong with Shell Rotella 15w-40 or 5w-40, or Mobil Delvac 15w-40, or Mobil 1 5w-40. Worse comes to worse, go to a local Caterpillar dealer, they will have the right oil. Any TSC's, Rural King, or similar around you? Even a John deere dealer will work. DO NOT us an oil that is ONLY 'S' rated for gasoline engines. Many HDEO oils are fleet rated, and will carry both 'S' and 'C' ratings, so do not be concerned with that. Do a search, many threads on this topic. Good luck. Philip.

    LOL! Thanks Phillip......your right, apparently there are idiots concentrated all around me. I bought Rotella 15W-40 Synthetic, so now I'm on track. Glad I didn't go ahead and take their advice about regular motor oil. Thanks for the advice, and information. I should be an expert on trailers and maintenance before I die at the very least!!!!

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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    FYI, Rotella T 15w-40 IS NOT synthetic. Rotella T6 5w-40 IS synthetic. (T5 is a 15w-40 semi-synthetic) Read the label. Good luck. Philip.
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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by PHILIP8N View Post
    FYI, Rotella T 15w-40 IS NOT synthetic. Rotella T6 5w-40 IS synthetic. (T5 is a 15w-40 semi-synthetic) Read the label. Good luck. Philip.
    Yes I know...I just didnt specify, but it is T6. full synthetic.

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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    I just changed my oil on Saturday and put in the T6. Today I needed to scoop a foot of snow. I was amazed at how much quieter and smoother the engine ran right at the outset. I will keep using this stuff! And I've heard that the HST gets a lot quieter with synth as well. I'll be giving that a try when the change is due. The T6 in the engine is amazing.

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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by RaydaKub View Post
    I just changed my oil on Saturday and put in the T6. Today I needed to scoop a foot of snow. I was amazed at how much quieter and smoother the engine ran right at the outset. I will keep using this stuff! And I've heard that the HST gets a lot quieter with synth as well. I'll be giving that a try when the change is due. The T6 in the engine is amazing.
    I did the exact same thing....it does run quieter and seems smoother! I'm sold on synthetic....well worth the money.

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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by RaydaKub View Post
    Today I needed to scoop a foot of snow.
    You have to be kidding me! Don't shoot the ground hog next time. Philip.
    Kubota L3940HST-1 2009
    84" front blade
    LA724 loader w/quick attach
    HD 72" round back bucket
    turf tires
    Kubota GR2120 2013
    Ford 8N 1950
    Ford 6000 diesel 1961
    JD L110 2003
    Woods RD7200 finish mower, Land Pride RCR1272 rotary cutter, Bearcat CH5540 5" chipper, L8170 ballast box, 6' Woods pulverizer, 6' Dragon box scrapper with hydraulic rippers, 14" 2 bottom plow, sub-soiler, post hole auger, 3 point pallet forks, 30" rear scoop, 7' Land Pride RB1584 rear blade, 3 point boom pole

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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by PHILIP8N View Post
    You have to be kidding me! Don't shoot the ground hog next time. Philip.
    lol !!! Good one Philip.........Glad I'm not dealing with snow down here in Bama! but the constant rain is putting a damper on seat time!!!

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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

    i would run a 15w40 diesel oil.. or a 5w40 synthetic.

    you COULD find some 10w30 C rated oil.. it's more common up north.. however I still think the 5w40 C rated synthetic for down here in the south will serve you good.

    my 3 powerstroke diesels are going great on it.

    forget the gasser oil in a diesel...

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    Default Re: What oil do I use?

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    You have to be kidding me! Don't shoot the ground hog next time. Philip.
    No, I'm not kidding.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/o...ml#post3293864

    We just earned the all-time state record for May snowfall in the state of Minnesota. It hasn't yet quit snowing and they said another 6 inches is possible tonight. A little town 30 miles SW of here recorded 18 inches. We're at 15 locally. On the 2nd of May!

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