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I ordered a new 2021 xuv560 for a family Christmas present. It’s my first gator but it looks like any other v-twin Briggs and Stratton engine out there. JD specs a 10w30 turf oil that I’m sure is a conventional oil selling at a synthetic price. I’ve read the manual and see where a sae 30 is ok to use also. I use 30 wt in all of my lawn equipment and always have. I have a 5 gallon bucket of the synthetic oil I already use. I have no problem using the factory stuff but wanted opinions on whether there is any benefit to using the Deere stuff like oils and filters.
 

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I ordered a new 2021 xuv560 for a family Christmas present. It’s my first gator but it looks like any other v-twin Briggs and Stratton engine out there. JD specs a 10w30 turf oil that I’m sure is a conventional oil selling at a synthetic price. I’ve read the manual and see where a sae 30 is ok to use also. I use 30 wt in all of my lawn equipment and always have. I have a 5 gallon bucket of the synthetic oil I already use. I have no problem using the factory stuff but wanted opinions on whether there is any benefit to using the Deere stuff like oils and filters.
I personally would use OEM oil and filters through the warranty period.
 
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As Bradhill says, use whatever the OEM recommends during the warranty period. If the manual oks 30 weight, I would go with it. As for filters, I don't believe the manufacturer can require using his brand.
 

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I do the break in with the mfr recommended oil for the weather oil plus one more afterward. I never put synthetic in a new engine. Then I go to 100% synthetic. For me its Mobile1 cause I can get it for a pretty good price. On everything except for the pickup, anyway. As for the pickup, when I go to the dealer I can get the oil change, tire rotation and inspection for <$40 plus free coffee! Duh.
 

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I ordered a new 2021 xuv560 for a family Christmas present. It’s my first gator but it looks like any other v-twin Briggs and Stratton engine out there. JD specs a 10w30 turf oil that I’m sure is a conventional oil selling at a synthetic price. I’ve read the manual and see where a sae 30 is ok to use also. I use 30 wt in all of my lawn equipment and always have. I have a 5 gallon bucket of the synthetic oil I already use. I have no problem using the factory stuff but wanted opinions on whether there is any benefit to using the Deere stuff like oils and filters.
I use 10w30 mobil 1 in everything . If it says JD on it is twice the cost.
 

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Not true in my neck of the woods, the jd oil I just bought was cheaper then Walmart super tech @ $3.64 a quart
 
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