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#1 Doug E. ONLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 01:06 PM

Gents,

 

 

The ice has melted off the driveway, and I can now see the garden space over the tops of the melting snow berms from the driveway.  A little early to plant, but I have some spare time right now to service equipment. 

 

I have a 18618 tiller with extension for my H-14 that I would like to service.  I have no manual and did not see one in the manual section.  What oil is used in the gear box, and how much is required? 

 

This tiller with extensions is one heavy beast, and I have considered adding wheel weights to the front wheels to aid steering as the front end is so light with the tiller on.  Like everything else I have seen from the era of Bolens manufacture, this tiller is built for stout.  It is 40 years old and with minimal care should last another 40.  What a difference from the throwaway products we have today. 

 

Regards,

 

Doug



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Posted March 20, 2017 - 05:54 PM

Most gear boxes use 80-90 gear oil.  Fill to the fill hole with the tiller sitting level.


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 06:37 PM

Most gear boxes use 80-90 gear oil.  Fill to the fill hole with the tiller sitting level.

Thanks!  I didn't realize there was a fill level hole!

 

D.



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Posted March 20, 2017 - 09:18 PM

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 09:37 PM

If this tiller has a bronze/brass gears, you should use a GL-1 spec gear oil.

SAE 90, or 80w-90, or even SAE 140 is suitable

The reason for the GL-1 spec is that it will not attack the brass/bronze gear or bushings. ....Many of the synthetic gear lubes will attack the yellow metals.


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