Oil & Fuel Am I reading the manual right?

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LS 2019 4140

My manual says second oil change at 300 Hrs. Am I reading this right? Seems like a long time (250 hr) from first change. Then change every 300 hrs?

I am estimating about 125 hours a year on the tractor and wonder if changing the oil once a year would be prudent. Or am I just being ****?

I called the dealer, he thinks the same. He has customers that go 100 hours and some that go 200 hours. He suggests 100 hours.
 
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LS 2019 4140

My manual says second oil change at 300 Hrs. Am I reading this right? Seems like a long time (250 hr) from first change. Then change every 300 hrs?

I am estimating about 125 hours a year on the tractor and wonder if changing the oil once a year would be prudent. Or am I just being ****?

I called the dealer, he thinks the same. He has customers that go 100 hours and some that go 200 hours. He suggests 100 hours.

Oil is cheap!
 
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Thats what mine says too. But, it never hurts anything to change the oil on anything more often than recommended... well, maybe hurts the pocket book.

I change my oil at least every year, typically in the fall. If I start to accumulate more hours over the summer, maybe it will get done sooner. All depends on how hard its works, time, and how much you really want to do it.
 
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I've got an old tractor and don't have the benefit of a manual. I change oil and filter every spring as well as doing a complete lube job. I change hydraulic oil far less often.
 
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Many manuals will also have a time frame such as one year,
100, 200, 250, 300 hours or one year or yearly.
 
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I put about 60-75 hours per year on my tractor and change the engine oil and filter every fall (don't use it much in the winter unless we get a big snowfall).
 
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I put about 60-75 hours per year on my tractor and change the engine oil and filter every fall (don't use it much in the winter unless we get a big snowfall).

First year owning my B2650. First winter. Should I be firing it up now an again throughout the winter, or can I leave it sit? Harm either way??
 
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LS 2019 4140

My manual says second oil change at 300 Hrs. Am I reading this right? Seems like a long time (250 hr) from first change. Then change every 300 hrs?

I am estimating about 125 hours a year on the tractor and wonder if changing the oil once a year would be prudent. Or am I just being ****?

I called the dealer, he thinks the same. He has customers that go 100 hours and some that go 200 hours. He suggests 100 hours.

I just read through my manual yesterday and it said every 50 hours. I'll double check but when I looked at the maintenance schedule at the top it said 50 with the little symbol that described as "every". I'll have to look again I think it said further in the print to change every 50 as well. When we were putting 50 hours/week on the state tractors we were changing oil every 2 weeks. These were hard hours mowing tall orchards and vineyards at 540 PTO rpm for 10 hours/day.
 
   / Am I reading the manual right? #9  
I get 80 to 110 hours a year on my Kubota M6040. I change engine oil & filter every year. Oil is cheap.

The owners manual recommends - every 300 hours or annually.
 
   / Am I reading the manual right?
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Thanks for the opinions guys.

I do not work the tractor hard expect during the winter when I run at PTO speed for the blower. I doubt it will see 25 hours a year at full speed. Most of the time it runs 1500 RPM

I will change the oil and filter every fall unless I start using it more. Like many of you said, "oil is cheap".
 
 
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