I have a couple questions regarding winter operation of a garden tractor
First off, Oil: The owners manual (Ford YT 16H) recommends SAE 30 for summer and 5W-30 for winter. That's fine, but I've also ready it's preferrable to use non-detergent oil on older motors. I can only find SAE 30 non-detergent, so my question is which to use in winter: SAE30 non-detergent OR a modern 5W-30 oil?
Second, nitrogen: Most people recommend wheel weights and tire chains for operation in the snow. I've found the wheel weights to be fairly expensive, so what about the option to fill the tires with nitrogen? Anyone have experience with that? How much $ is it to fill 4 typical tractor tires with Nitrogen and where can I get that done?
My current plan is to do an oil change with 5W-30, fill the tires with N, and find a set of tire chains. Any feedback or advice would help!
Edited by aevansgatech, October 01, 2014 - 01:56 PM.