Originally Posted by Robert Tschetter
Hi guys.. i am new to this site. I recently purchased a diesel 855 jd gator with 60 hrs on there. I notice after 50 hrs on a oil change it will have used about 3 to 4 cups off oil. Is that normal or is there a sweet spot on dip stick that it will go to where it will stay till its ready for another oil change (200 hrs) ??
Using nearly a quart of oil in 50 hours seems excessive based on my 855D experience.
Are you leaving enough time for oil to drain back to oil pan when taking readings?
I'd look for leaks using cardboard method described earlier.
For the record I use Rotella 5W-40 synthetic in mine.
2012 JD855D OPS Black Poly Roof, Deluxe Cargo Box, Front and Rear Protection, Power Lift, Front Hood Rack, Rear Screen (homemade), 800 Watt Inverter, 2500lb Winch installed in cargo bed, Front and Rear LED auxiliary lighting (4" square 27 watt), Front and Rear CV Guards, Koplin Side Mirrors