Changing the Oil in Your Grain Vac Blower

If you are wondering how often you should change the oil in your grain vac blower, the simple answer is at least every 100 hours. Changing the oil every 100 hours of operation is important for proper equipment maintenance. Be sure to use the correct synthetic gear oil (link to other article) and properly dispose of all waste oil. The best way to remember to change the oil is to make note of the date of each oil change on the equipment itself using an oil change sticker, in your operations manual, or look for an oil change app for your mobile device. Proper waste oil … [Read more...]

Determining the Correct Oil for Your Grain Vac Blower

The kind of oil required is determined by the type of blower used on your grain vac. The easiest way to figure this out is by checking the serial number tag on the blower. Once you have determined what kind of blower you have, you can use this guide to specify the type of gear oil needed. Dresser Roots and M&D Tuthill are the blowers used on the VacBoss and Handlair line of equipment. The Dresser Roots blower uses ISO-220 synthetic gear lubricant. The Tuthill blower uses an ISO-100 synthetic gear lubricant. Please remember that gear oil is not the same as motor … [Read more...]