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    What is the best motor oil for my 1025r? It is a 2018 and this is its 1st oil change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny2186 View Post
    What is the best motor oil for my 1025r? It is a 2018 and this is its 1st oil change.
    Wow... that is a loaded question. Oil choice is similar to fuel additives and the need for chains in the winter. If you ask 12 people you will likely get 10 different answers.

    Given this is the first oil change I would stick with what is recommended in the Owner's Manual for your climate. There are a lot of good oils on the market. I have always just stayed with the JD Plus-50 II engine oil. Depending on how cold it gets where you live switching to JD's 0W-40 full synthetic may be a good choice. If you live in a milder climate 15W-40 seems to be the defacto standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny2186 View Post
    What is the best motor oil for my 1025r? It is a 2018 and this is its 1st oil change.
    Do you drive a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge?


    Any name brand diesel-rated oils that meets the specs in your owners manual will work great
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    While under warranty I decided to run Deeres oil to avoid possible complications if warranty repair should be required.
    My hours of use were low enough to dictate once a year changes.
    For my first change I went with their 15w-40 regular oil. My next change I went with the synthetic 0w-40 I believe.
    I'm a bit old school and believe that no matter how microscopic that engine break in does occur, and I don't like to add synthetic to a motor that wasn't factory filled with it until I get it run in a bit.
    You probably really couldn't hurt one of these engines if you ran any diesel compatible oil you wished to.
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    I personally run Shell rotella T5 synthetic blend 15W40 in my tractor year-around.
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    I like the Deere 0-40 full synthetic. This stuff sits on our shelves SO long that I get it under cost. For whatever reason it just doesn't sell. So I get it at times for $1 a Qt. I stock pile it!
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    I was asked if i wanted about a 1/4 of a barrel of Mobil 15W40 a few years back when we were de-mobilizing a job. I filled a bunch of jugs and have been using that. Excellent oil we use in heavy equipment a lot.
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    I use Shell Rotella synthetic . 5w - 40
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    Just my .02cents, if you read the owners manual Deere has pushed the first engine service out 2 or past 100hrs & there is a tech sheet somewhere stating if the owner requires an oil change at 50hrs to reinstall Deere break-in oil until specified time. I work on quite a few Yanmar engines both in Deere "skid steered" & gen sets and have seen three cases where engine oil quality "too clean, too many detergents, not soupy enough to promote good cylinder etching & carry the debris away" has caused ultimately engine damage or premature wear I.e. low compression. You can go on the Yanmar u.s. site & see what Yanmar recommends for this engine family as well.
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