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So I look online and the manual that I can find is for the older style gearbox. Then I got back to the manual I got with the machine (paper) and guess what it's also for the older style gearbox. The recommended oil appears to be a big secret and sys JD GL-5. Well I see two viscosities for this and would prefer to just be given the spec with the weight.

I am not happy at all with needing to bang out the damaged cover and modify it so it won't happen again due to a design defect.

If someone has the actual recommendation I would appreciate that.

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I used 90 wt gear oil, but in older 47" blower
 
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80W, 90W or even 80-90W will be fine. It's not that critical of an application.
 

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I use synthetic Amsoil 75W-140 and have been for the last 20 years or so in all my blowers
I'm a firm believer in synthetic oils for cold weather operations
 
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So I look online and the manual that I can find is for the older style gearbox. Then I got back to the manual I got with the machine (paper) and guess what it's also for the older style gearbox. The recommended oil appears to be a big secret and sys JD GL-5. Well I see two viscosities for this and would prefer to just be given the spec with the weight.
This is what shows as the description for GL-5:

John Deere GL-5 85W140 Gear Oil TY6345 - Quart

 
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I am not happy at all with needing to bang out the damaged cover and modify it so it won't happen again due to a design defect.
Any idea as to what may have happened? It seems like an extremely freaky occurrence yet you are not the only one to have it happen.
 
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Stan, one thread is about oil, the other about the front cover being bent. So yes, it's ok. :good2:
 

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Gear Oil
Use oil viscosity based on the expected air temperature range during the period between oil changes.
John Deere GL-5 Gear Lubricant is recommended.
Other oils may be used if they meet one or more of the following:
• API Service Classification GL-5.
• Military Specification MIL-L-2105D.
• Military Specification MIL-L-2105C.
• Military Specification MIL-L-2105B.
Oils meeting Military Specification MIL-L-10324A may be used as arctic oils.
 

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I ended up getting Mobil 1 75w-90. I was going to get the heavier weight but it seemed like this would be ok. I really feel like since this is always used in the cold that the heavier weight would be bad. I was surprised how crazy thick the oil in it was to start. It was about 10 degrees so thats didn't help but the mobil 1 still flowed better.
 

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This is what shows as the description for GL-5:

John Deere GL-5 85W140 Gear Oil TY6345 - Quart

Upon further review, the information I provided previously is not totally accurate. As the OP stated, GL5 does come in multiple flavors.

The 54-inch snow blower manual contains the following information regarding gear box oil.

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You can't help but wonder WHY a snow blower has a gear oil option for warmer weather. According to the table you need 85W-140 above 90 degrees. Huh? What?

This tables lists the various GL5 types and part numbers.

Gear Lubricant
GL5 Lubricant – United States
Part Number
Description
Size
Pkg. qty.
TY6296
80W-90 GL5 gear lube
1 qt.
12
TY26815
80W-90 GL5 gear lube
1 gal.
6
TY26816
80W-90 GL5 gear lube
5 gal.
1
TY26817
80W-90 GL5 gear lube
30 gal.
1
TY6345
85W-140 GL5 gear lube
1 qt.
12
TY26812
85W-140 GL5 gear lube
1 gal.
6
TY26813
85W-140 GL5 gear lube
5 gal.
1
TY26814
85W-140 GL5 gear lube
30 gal.
1
TY25050
85W-140 GL5 w/ limited slip
5 gal.
1
TY26211
75W- 80LS GL5 w/ limited slip
5 gal.
1
TY26204
80W - 90LS GL5 w/ limited slip
5 gal.
1
TY26205
80W - 90LS GL5 w/ limited slip
55 gal.
1
TY26212
Limited Slip Axle Lubricant Additive
1 qt.
1
 

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You can't help but wonder WHY a snow blower has a gear oil option for warmer weather. According to the table you need 85W-140 above 90 degrees. Huh? What?


Do they use the same gear box on the brooms?
 
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Do they use the same gear box on the brooms?
The gearbox on my 60 broom is a completely different configuration, it is a hollow shaft box.
 
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