Cub Cadet

Old 05-25-02, 01:43 PM
J A Boggan
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Cub Cadet

I have just purchased a Cub Cadet riding lawn mower for my son; it appears to be in real good condition. My neighbor (who seems to be a real 'stickler' on changing oil and filters), just sold it to me. What I wanted to know, is what angle or grade of a yard would you be getting in trouble as far as the 'pick-up' of oil in the crankcase is concerned. This Briggs engine sets cross-ways across the rear of the lawn mower.
Old 05-25-02, 02:37 PM
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Hello: J. A.

There should not be any need for concern regarding oil pick up. The oil pan has baffle plates within it to contain the oil near the pickup location and still allow it to move freely while in the pan.

Therefore, with baffles in the oil pan, while the tractor is at an angle, your concerns should not be "Oil Pickup" but do have concerns about "Tipping Over.".... which could ruin your day.

Take a tip from the neighbor, myself and the other professionals in this forum and do change the oil and filter plus the air filter regularly. Doing so will prevent premature engine wear and other assorted mechanical problems and part failures. Cheap insurance.
If possible and available from the neighbor, obtain the owners service manual and follow the regular maintenance suggested services to the letter.

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Old 05-26-02, 04:58 AM
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Thanks Tom for the information.

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