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 12-13-2004, 12:03 Post: 102172
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What brand of motor oil would be good to use in my 4110? I know jd has different Refineries make their oil and I want to be able to get the same brand each time.






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 12-13-2004, 12:20 Post: 102173
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I'm using Shell Rotella 15-40. I bought it at walmart in the 5 gallon bucket. Nice stuff... Meets all John Deere requirements.






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 12-13-2004, 12:55 Post: 102176
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If you are that concerned to get the same brand, maybe you should look to synthetic oils. They are much better oils. Just keep in mind using any oil that meets spec. and properly maintaining engine, it should outlast the rest of the tractor easily.






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 12-13-2004, 12:56 Post: 102177
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One of my good friends works for Deere and at a Tech training camp, he mentioned that Rotella T is the diesel standard which the major manufacture compare products, so I agree with the above RotellaT is a fine product.






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 12-13-2004, 13:34 Post: 102179
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Hi Mickey,
How is everything at Purdue?
Whats going to happen when Keady leaves?
Bob






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 12-13-2004, 14:27 Post: 102181
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I cant see putting out the extra expense on Synthetics when Rotella T does such a fine job. Besides, I dont of anyone who would go with extended drains on a tractor. It is best to follow the guidelines for oil change intervals on tractors mainly due to the fact that they rest more than they run, which allows moisture to build up in the crankcase, which no matter which oil you use, synthetics or dino, you still have the same results.

Fact of the matter is, I have a 99 F350 Dually Diesel that I run strictly rotella T in, and get blackstone reports for almost every oil change and my intervals run from 5500 to 9500 miles between and the results are always within specs, with little wear, and low soot.






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 12-19-2004, 10:21 Post: 102525
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I have no doubt Rotella is a superb oil but why it is the only one mentioned here is strange. I have used and seen used in industrial applications Texaco Ursa, Mobil, Valvoline, Pennzoil....all are fine oils.
Personally I would not use 15w-40 in a small tractor unless I were in a warm climate (never below 30) and/or used the machine daily for hours on end. In a start/stop periodic use application like most of our little tractors are, 15-40 is too thick on startup. This is just my opinion.

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 12-20-2004, 09:32 Post: 102597
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Yes you are correct about the weight, did not consider that when I posted mainly because when I think of diesel I think of my Stroke. Now that I think about it, my tractor has Castrol in it, since it meets the recomendations needed, and in my gassers Castrol has always performed remarkably well. The main point I was making is the use of synthetics in a tractor is a waste of money since there are several brands of Dino that perform just as well in the tractor engine and the way they are used. As far as why Rotella T is so well known is mainly the trucking industry, when you go into a truck stop, you will almost always find they sell Rotella exclusively. When I drove a big rig thats all the company used in their trucks and the majority of the drivers I talked to who owned their own rigs used Rotella. I havent done a blackstone report on my tractor yet, but will do one on the next oil change next year. With the castrol 5W30 I used in it, the last cold start on Saturday was easy, so at least I know its working. Temps were in the single digits.






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 12-23-2004, 21:06 Post: 102853
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SHELL 5-40 ROTELLA SYNTHETIC HANDS DOWN.






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 12-24-2004, 06:48 Post: 102872
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As a new CUT owner (2210) I don't know much (anything) about diesel engines. Can someone tell me the difference between a good grade of automotive oil and the oil used for Diesels? Is it temperature driven, or viscosity, or ingredients, or ???

The comment made about not using Rotella T because in my CUT I'm not running it 8 hours a day made some sense. Heck, I've got 25 hours on it since August and still using the break-in oil!! (But I'm waiting for more snow to come in Central Wisconsin!)

Help me understand this basic issue better.






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