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    Do You Guys Change the Grease In your Decks?

    Do any of you guys change the grease in your mower deck gear boxes? I've had my 62C deck for 6 years now. Just wondering. I don't think that there is a service interval listed in the manual. Looks like it would be a pain to drain.
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    I assume you mean gear oil and not grease?

    I change mine, I found it very easy to just release the belt, unbolt it and do it on the workbench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I assume you mean gear oil and not grease?
    Yes. Where I come from, perhaps incorrectly, we sometimes call gear oil grease. What type of lube do you use?
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    I just used regular 90w gear oil.


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    My 60" mid-mount operator manual says to change the gearbox OIL every 500 hours with GL5. It wiill take 4.6 ounces. I doubt that many people ever change the gearoil. I just bought a 455 with a 60" deck and that is the first that I will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdeeres View Post
    My 60" mid-mount operator manual says to change the gearbox OIL every 500 hours with GL5. It wiill take 4.6 ounces. I doubt that many people ever change the gearoil. I just bought a 455 with a 60" deck and that is the first that I will do.

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    I did find the service interval for the 62C OIL in the online manual; It's every 500 hours. I'm appalled with myself for missing that for the last 6 years. I've got 850 hours on the tractor, not all of it mowing, so it's probably not a gross act of incompetence But I better get at it. If it wasn't for this forum, I wouldn't have started thinking about it again.
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    An easy way to change it is to use a suction gun and pull it out through the top hole of gearbox. A suction gun looks just like a grease gun without the pump handle. You simply insert it in the hole and pull on the handle. Keep a bucket handy and push on the handle releasing old oil. I use this on my snowblowers and large HX10 rotary cutter gearboxes. It can be purchased at automotive stores. Got mine at Carquest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggreentractor View Post
    An easy way to change it is to use a suction gun and pull it out through the top hole of gearbox. A suction gun looks just like a grease gun without the pump handle. You simply insert it in the hole and pull on the handle. Keep a bucket handy and push on the handle releasing old oil. I use this on my snowblowers and large HX10 rotary cutter gearboxes. It can be purchased at automotive stores. Got mine at Carquest.
    Also Handy if you have to change rear end fluid on your truck.. Excellent tip!

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    Well, I changed the oil. It was pretty black. I didn't use the suction tool. It's only 6 bolts to remove the whole gearbox. I drained it, filled it, sloshed it around and drained it again to flush it out. I think I will change the rubber mounts next time around.
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