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Oil Commonality with Tractors

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by UKSmallholder, Jan 2, 2018.

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  1. UKSmallholder

    UKSmallholder New Member

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    Hi LandyZone,

    I have a Kubota ST30 and Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 (2001), and I was hoping some of the community here might be able to give me some advice on oil compatibility as I am hoping to bulk buy (barrels of) oils in order to save some money!

    The Kubota oil recommendations are at the top half of this table, and the Defender recommendations at the bottom:

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    My initial research suggests:

    Engine Oil
    Kubota can cope just fine with 5W30, so I should just go for that.

    Axles and Transfer Gearbox
    Use a SAE 80W-90EP for Kubota axles and steering box, and Defender axles and transfer gearbox.

    Transmission/Hydraulics
    Use a good 'Universal Tractor Transmission Oil' exclusively for Kubota.

    Main Gearbox
    Use MTF 94 exclusively for Defender main gearbox.

    This would give me commonality for 2x oils that I need to regularly purchase of the next few years (hopefully many). What are everyone's thoughts? Am I being too cautious and I could achieve more commonality with little risk of excessive wear? Or is this going to end up being more expensive than it is worth?
     
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    freelance Well-Known Member

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    I think you will be fine on all !!
     
  3. goonarmy

    goonarmy Beer tester LZIR Despatch Agent

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    How much oil you expect to use?
     
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    The TD5 spec oil needs to meet Acea A1 and B1 grades.

    It is a newer standard than the Kubota, so should be fine. Newer oils are generally backwards compatible.
     
  5. UKSmallholder

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    Goodarmy - I am hoping the machines will last a few decades, so I am imagining a lot.

    Thanks for the replies - it gives me some confidence I am overthinking it a little and it will fine.
     
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