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Oil

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by bobcat s-160, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164

    What brand of engine oil should I use in my Bobcat? What brand do you use?
     
  2. Mr frosty

    Mr frosty Member
    from canada
    Messages: 40

    Shell rotella 15-40 Best oil ever 700000 km 5.9 cummins
    payup :) tymusic
     
  3. WinnEnterprises

    WinnEnterprises Member
    from KCMO
    Messages: 33

    We run Shell Rotella 15W-40 in both our trucks, tractors at our farm, etc. However, my bobcat sales man talked me into running bobcat brand 15W-40 in my machine. I bought our machine new so it is still under warranty- according to my salesman there is a dye in the bobcat brand oil so if something goes wrong in you warranty period and that dye (from the bobcat brand oil) is not present in the motor than you might have a hard time getting bobcat to award you the warranty work. he also said, (and this may be total bull...) that bobcat oil is designed to be used in loaders only- and so it is going to perform better and protect longer than a generic use oil like rotella. then again my john deere dealer tells me he runs john deere oil in his truck, tractor, etc. because john deere oil is the best... honestly when my warranty is up i will probably just use rotella for everything... there are an endless amount of diesel motors out there with gobs and gobs a miles/hours on them that have be running rotella. rotella is hands down the most trusted oil when it comes to diesel engines. And that is my lengthy answer...:waving:
     
  4. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164

    Thank you both I think I will run the Shell Rotella 15w-40
     
  5. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164


    Thanks again, how many hours do you have on your Bobcat? did you change the filters at 50 hours and the engine oil like it said in the book?
     
  6. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    I use amsoil 15/40 heavy duty diesel oil in my skid. After break in on conventional oil we put synthetic oil in all of our equipment. I don't know if it is really that much better but it does give more time in between oil changes. I guess no matter what you use the most important thing is to just change it when your supposed to !!! A skid steer spends most of it's time running at high rpm's so I like having the best protection I can get !!!
     
  7. WinnEnterprises

    WinnEnterprises Member
    from KCMO
    Messages: 33

    Like i mentioned above- this is our brand new machine (just over 50 hrs. now)- and yes we changed it at 50 the first time and plan on doing it every 100 after that.
     
  8. firemedic680

    firemedic680 Member
    from BG Ohio
    Messages: 49

    If your bobcat is new , by using bobcat oil and filters during the 1st year will get you a free 2nd year 2000 hour drivetrain warranty for free. You rep should have told you when you bought the machine.


    Scott
     
  9. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164

    no he never told me that. just changed oil a few days ago.
     
  10. haybaler

    haybaler Member
    Messages: 38

    Shell and amsoil are both great. It is completely against the law for any manufactorer to require you to use there oil or part in the machine. they can offer you incentives to use there product but the next time your salesman trys to pull that crap tell them you hope they have a good lawyer and walk away.
     
  11. firemedic680

    firemedic680 Member
    from BG Ohio
    Messages: 49

    Did i say they require it?????
    If you re-read the post i made , i stated that if you use b/c oil and filters for the 1st year you get a free drive train warranty. That , my friend , is a incentive ....not holding a requirment.

    I am a rep for Bobcat , please have your lawer call me .....
     
  12. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    AMSOIL in the trucks, Rotella in the equipment.
     
  13. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    sound like a good incentive...just spent $3500 on a drive motor sound like a good deal!