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What type of lube is used in head?

Maint. added 30 wt. mineral oil to our 4′ radial drill and it all ran out the bottom. The head has a site glass, and I assume the oil level should register?

Thanks for your help

  1. Marc,

    It sounds like you have filled the head all the way to the top large viewing glass. This is incorrect and will cause the machine to leak oil. There should be a small sight glass (around 1” diameter) that is used for oil fill level. The oil used in the head should be a Shell Tellus 46.

    If you have any more questions, you can call me at 1-800-654-3262; Ext. 140

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