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How often should you change the oil on your tracto

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joyce1
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2020-09-20          199709


Should you change the oil in your tractor every year even if the hours are really low. I use synthetic oil it should last for multiple years if I only put on less than 100 hours a year. But I change it every season is that excessive. I also change the filter of course what are you guys doing

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tipoblanco
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2020-09-20          199710


First I believe go by the manufacturer recommended hrs, and/or I also go by the type of stress Ive put the engine under,pulling trees out of the woods?just cutting grass?also what temperature zone you in?8 hrs a day in 100┬░days?so my thought is,I know my tractor,what I do with it and how hard I push it or don't.but every 100 hrs excessive?I don't think so,oil and filter are cheap insurance compared to engine damage. ....

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chashm
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2020-09-20          199711


My tractor manual says change the oil every 100 hours or more frequently if the operating conditions are severe. (Manual's filter change interval is 200 hours, not that I've ever changed the oil without changing the filter.)
I change the oil and filter every 2 years as I don't usually put on the hours.

One of the advertised 'benefits' of synthetic oils is you could stretch the oil change to twice as long, however my '16 Subaru requires synthetic every 6000 miles, which is less than my '08 Subaru at 7,500 miles using conventional oil. Go figure. I use synthetic or a synthetic blend in my tractor for cold-starting performance, not for an extended service interval. But if you have a tractor with a turbo or other fancy engine stuff, stretching the changes is asking for trouble.

Consumer Reports evaluated oil change strategies a few years ago in NYC cab fleets and found no engine life benefits to changing the oil more frequently than the manufacturer's recommendations. You can also pack a sample off to a lab periodically and they'll tell you the health of the oil (and engine) and if it needs to be changed. Now, the test costs about what an oil & filter change is, so do you test or change?

So, I wouldn't go much past 100 hours without good reason. If you don't do it every year it's not the end of the world. ....

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