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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2003, 02:45:37 PM »
I don't see any bad advice anywhere on this thread, but a well rounded mix varying from the high tech development to the low tech (That would describe me) userside.

Tagerts_crossing just let us know if, who, and when your cousin joins the conversation. ;)
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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2003, 02:49:55 PM »
I have did a complete change on our oil in the hydraulic system on the mill once in 19 years. About 15 years ago after a catostophic failure of a motor.  I only add oil as needed (Probably 3 gallons a week unless I blow a hose), change filters and take the top off the tank twice a year to check the magnet.
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2003, 03:30:24 PM »
  Noble, he is a private design contractor now he worked for cat in Peoria , France, Germany and even Russia. over the last 15-20 years or so. I did'nt call Rick and Perry worms, would not even think of it.  Just ment that I may have opened a can of worms myself, but don't mean nothing but light harted fun.  Jeff B. I dont think he will be joing the forum, I think he belongs to the I am always right just ask me forum.
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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2003, 03:39:08 PM »
Oh, hes an enviro over on the greenie site. :D
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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2003, 04:51:36 PM »
I think your right about the temperature being the reason that Kubota recommends changing the oil so often. After running the hoe for a couple hours you won't want to put your hand on the cylinders for the heat

. I was concerned about it but the Kubota Service Rep said it was OK. Thinking about putting a oil cooler on it.
As for having dirty implements. I hooked my wood splitter up to an electric powered pump from the barn cleaner several years ago with out changing or even adding to the oil. The previous owner quit farming in the seventies. Don't think I want that oil in my HST


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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2003, 06:15:13 PM »
John,

I knew you didn't call Rick and Perry worms,  I was just trying  to insult them at your expense.  Dad worked in the design division at Peoria but retired about the time your cousin would have started there.  According to Dad the place had a lot of very intelligent engineers with a shortage of common sense.

A really nice thing about this forum is that it's full of very intelligent people that have common sense and experience.  Some have a lot of formal education and some got their experience by watching and listening and doing.  Sometimes the guys with the formal education are able to tell us why some things work the way they do.  

Rick and Perry are engineers at Cat.  I just couldn't help ribbing them.  They aren't really worms,  they're geeks with root :D  

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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2003, 10:48:38 AM »
Yea that Noble guy is always ribbing someone at their expense.   :D ;D
However, when Noble visited Peoria, Rick and I got to eat
at his expense.   It's too bad that fancy Vonachen's place
was all booked up and Noble got off cheap buying us
lasagna.  :D  At least we didn't have to eat peas.  ;D ;D

Tagerts, Who what was your cousin's name? I've been
around here 27 years and I probably knew him.

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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2003, 10:53:24 AM »
It is just that Noble is more picky than he is cheap ;)  I had the peas and even the spoons, but he wanted to go out instead  :D :D



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« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2003, 11:09:16 AM »
OH NO!!!  

Someone left the lid off the can. ;)

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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2003, 11:20:04 AM »
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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2003, 02:52:20 AM »
Noble,

Your eyesight must be going bad.  The lids are still on
those cans of peas.   ;) I think that Rick had bought 200 cans of peas.   :) :)  Maybe when you come to Peoria in Mid
February we can do a retake of the pea - picture with
appropriate apparel.  Don't know what Rick's gonna wear
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You still have my snail mail address?  ;)
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Re: Winter bar oil mix
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2003, 08:30:23 AM »
Hi Guys, most of you don`t know much about me so you have no way to gauge the validity of my opinion, but I have been running saws for over 25 years and at times, full time professionally. My point being is that I feel like I have a fair amount of experience. For many years I have been using new hydraulic oil when the temps got too low for the summer weight bar oil and I thought I was doing the best I could do. I recently started using Husky winter grade(which I`m sure is no different than Stihl) and have found that everything is better lubed than when I ran hydraulic oil. Somewhere along the way I must have overlooked what I already knew about winter bar oil and accepted the poorer lubrication afforded by the hydro oil, or maybe the current winter grade is better oil than oil of old. At any rate, the difference seems significant. Winter weight bar oil goes for around $3.50 to $4.00/gal in this area, so I can`t see any reason not to use it. My experience justifies the points that Mark M. made about using the bar oil instead of hydraulic oil. Russ


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