Every 200 Hours

Cutterbar and Gear Case-Changing Oil

NOTE: Mower will need to be attached to tractor to change cutterbar and gear case oil.

1. Park mower on level ground with cutterbar in field/operating (horizontal) position.

2. Run machine to warm oil.

3. Raise cutterbar to transport (vertical) position. (See Transporting section.)

4. Put a container under end of cutterbar and gear case.

5. Remove check/fill plug (A) and magnetic drain plug (B) to drain oil.

6. After all oil is drained, clean all metal particles from magnetic drain plug, and reinstall.

IMPORTANT: Do not overfill. Excessive oil will cause overheating and serious damage to cutterbar.

If cutterbar is to be operated at angles in excess of +20 degrees or -10 degrees from the horizontal for long periods of time, reduce oil quantity in cutterbar by 25 percent.

NOTE: Cutterbar oil capacity is as follows:

  • 265 and 275-2 L (4.25 pt)

  • 285-2.25 L (4.75 pt)

7. Add SAE 80W with API service classification GL-4, or equivalent, until oil is level with bottom of check/fill port. (See CUTTERBAR AND GEAR CASE OIL in this section.)

8. Apply pipe sealant with TEFLON ® , or equivalent, on threads of check/fill plug (A).

9. Install check/fill plug.

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Cutterbar


A-Check/Fill Plug
B-Drain Plug

TEFLON is a trademark of DuPont Company

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NOTE: Cutterbar and gear case are in field/operating (horizontal) position for illustration purpose.

10. Remove check/drain plug (B) to drain oil.

11. After oil has been drained, lower cutterbar to field/operating (horizontal) position. (See PREPARING MOWER FOR FIELD OPERATION in Preparing the Mower section.)

12. Remove and clean pressure relief valve (C). The internal ball detent must be able to move to relieve pressure.

13. Reinstall pressure relief valve.

14. Remove fill plug (A).

NOTE: Gear case oil capacity is 0.45 L (1 pt).

15. Add SAE 80W with API service classification GL-4, or equivalent, until oil is level with bottom of check/fill port. (See CUTTERBAR AND GEAR CASE OIL in this section.)

16. Apply pipe sealant with TEFLON ® , or equivalent, on threads of plugs (A and B).

17. Install plugs.

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Gear Case


A-Fill Plug
B-Check/Drain Plug
C-Pressure Relief Valve

TEFLON is a trademark of the DuPont Company.

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