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#1 KEYBEAR OFFLINE  

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Posted September 17, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Got a X-758 getting close to the first oil change .      I do not use the tractor in the winter just mowing all summer .    Temps run from the high of 90,s to a low in the 50,s so thinking 30 weight a friend thinks

10-40  ?       Your thoughts please   



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Posted September 17, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Calls for 

  • PLUS-50™.
  • TORQ-GARD SUPREME™.

But Shell Rotella 15w40 will do just fine.  It's designed for diesels.



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Posted September 17, 2016 - 12:01 PM

I will be using John Deere oil as a new tractor the warranty is important to me .

The cost to change oil is not worth the risk of using anything but JD oil .



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Posted September 17, 2016 - 01:05 PM

Using another brand oil won't void the warranty as long as it meets specs

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Posted September 17, 2016 - 01:22 PM

ROTELLA



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Posted September 17, 2016 - 01:55 PM

Using another brand oil won't void the warranty as long as it meets specs

 

And that is saying it all (meets specs)

I have been ask for oil samples in the past not really worth the money not to use JD oil .

I had a new over the road truck that had a problem the maker would do zero with out an oil sample first .

No way will I void warranty over the small cost of oil .



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Posted September 17, 2016 - 02:38 PM

John Deere sells 15W-40 in the maintenance kit for the X758. You would use 10w-30 if you were using it in the winter, at below freezing temperatures.

 

That Deere branded oil is Chevron oil. It is sold as Chevron DELO 400 LE SAE 15W-40.


Edited by Cat385B, September 17, 2016 - 02:47 PM.

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:21 AM

Update on this. I have engine work coming up on my Mitsubishi KE70 as soon as the rest of the parts get here. Head gasket has arrived, other gaskets, exhaust, and water pump are few days out yet. I am down to just a quart of 15w40 Rotella, and mentioned it to the wife about a month ago. She was at CostCo (warehouse type retailer like Sam's Club) two weeks ago, texted me pics of some motor oil, and I told her to grab it.

It is the aforementioned Chevron oil, Delo 400 LE. $26 for 3 one gallon jugs. JD gets between $22-$27 for a gallon jug of their oil for the same exact stuff.

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Edited by Cat385B, October 16, 2016 - 08:22 AM.

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