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What replacement oil for Bushhog?

Discussion in 'General Lawn Garden Tractor Forum' started by Chris, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 15, 2003
    I have a 2 year old 6' Howse HD rotary cutter (bushhog) and I wanted to change the gearbox oil (maintenance) -- Can anyone recommend a replacement weight/type oil? Was going to use 80/90w but I think it needs heavier oil than that ---

    Any suggestions?

  2. Brian

    Brian New Member

    Sep 15, 2003
    You guess right

    My "BUSHHOG MODEL 60 SQUEALLER" calls for 80/90weight GL5 rated.

  3. Argee

    Argee Tractor Lover

    Sep 17, 2003
    80/90 Gear Lube

    I concur, that's what most manufacturers recommend for their gearboxes.
  4. Chipmaker

    Chipmaker Lifetime Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    I hate to say it but after cutting up a few lower gearbox seals with wire etc, I filled mine up with grease. Thats been about 12 years or so ago and its working just fine. Its used all through the summer in the deep souths heat, and last I checked its still fine.