Blower oil is crucial for keeping your snow blower running smoothly. But between the different types and weights, it can get confusing to know which one is right for your machine.
Whichever snowblower you have, it’s very important to use the right oil type. If you use the wrong oil, you can’t get the proper performance from your blower.
This is why we’re going to share everything that you need to know about blower oil. So, why late? keep reading this article and gain some ideas.
Ariens snow blowers typically take a 5W-30 synthetic oil, like Mobil 1 or Castrol Edge. These provide great performance in cold weather while protecting your engine.
Synthetic oils also have superior thermal stability, so they don’t break down as quickly. For the best protection, change your Ariens snow blower’s oil at least once a season or every 50 hours of use.
Robuschi blowers require oil specially formulated for rotary lobe blowers. The most common types are ROTO-JET and SYNTHO-PLUS. These are high-quality synthetic oils with additives designed to protect blower parts like rotors, bearings, and seals.
Using the proper blower oil is crucial. Regular motor or hydraulic oil will not provide the same level of protection and can damage your blower over time.
Blower oil has superior thermal stability and oxidation resistance to handle the high heat generated inside the blower casing. It also has special anti-foaming agents and demulsifiers to prevent air bubbles and water buildup.
ROTO-JET and SYNTHO-PLUS come in ISO 32, 46, and 68 viscosities so you can choose the appropriate oil for your blower’s operating temperature. As a general rule:
- ISO 32 is good for high ambient temperatures (95 F or above) where a lighter oil is needed.
- ISO 46 is suitable for most normal operating conditions between 65 to 95 F.
- ISO 68 can be used in colder environments below 65 F when a higher viscosity oil is required.
For the best performance and longest blower life, be sure to change your blower oil according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, usually around every 2,000 hours of operation or once a year.
When changing the oil, it’s also a good idea to inspect and clean or replace the blower air filters at the same time.
Keeping your Robuschi blower well-maintained with the proper oil and filtration will help ensure efficient, trouble-free operation for years to come.
When it comes to your Toro snow blower, using the proper oil is essential to keeping it running well all winter long.
Toro recommends using a high-quality synthetic 5W-30 motor oil for the best performance in most conditions.
Synthetic oil is superior for snow blowers. It flows better in cold weather, protecting your engine when the temperatures drop.
Synthetic 5W-30 is a lightweight, all-season oil that will keep your Toro snow blower running smoothly even on the chilliest days.
Conventional oil can thicken in the cold, making it harder for the engine to start and run. Stick with synthetic for the best results.
It’s important to check your Toro snow blower’s oil level before each use to ensure it has enough oil. Locate the dipstick, typically near the gas cap, and pull it out to check the oil mark.
The oil should be within the crosshatched area on the end of the dipstick. If it’s low, add oil through the fill cap, typically in the same place you checked the level. Pour in oil slowly while rechecking the level with the dipstick until it reaches the proper level.
Oil Level of Roots Rotary Lobe Blower and How to Change It
The oil level in your Roots rotary lobe blower is extremely important to monitor. Too little oil will damage the internal components, while too much oil reduces performance and wastes energy.
Here’s how to properly check and change the oil in your blower:
To check the oil level, start by locating the oil sight glass on the side of the blower. It will look like a long glass tube with markings to indicate the proper oil level range.
Make sure the blower is turned off and has cooled for at least 30 minutes. The oil should settle to the bottom of the sight glass.
If the level is below the “low” mark, it’s time to add oil. If it’s above the “high” mark, you’ll need to drain some of the excess oil.
It’s best to do a complete oil change in your blower every 3-6 months, depending on how often you use it. To drain the old oil:
- Run the blower for 10-15 minutes to warm up the oil. Warm oil drains faster and more completely.
- Turn off the blower and disconnect from the power source. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
- Place a drain pan under the drain plug—typically located at the bottom of the blower housing. Remove the drain plug and allow the oil to drain completely.
- Replace the drain plug and remove the oil fill cap on top of the blower. Pour in the recommended type of new oil (usually SAE 30W non-detergent oil) through the fill hole using a funnel.
- Check the sight glass to make sure you’ve added enough oil. Replace the fill cap.
- Dispose of the used oil properly at a designated location or recycling center. Do not pour down storm drains, in the gutter, or on the ground.
- Run the blower for a few minutes to circulate the new oil before using the blower again. Check the sight glass again to ensure the proper oil level.
Keeping your Roots blower well-oiled and maintained will help keep it running at peak performance for years to come.
Be sure to change the oil regularly and check the sight glass often to avoid any costly damage from lack of lubrication. Your blower will thank you!
You now know everything about blower oil. From choosing the right viscosity and grade to ensuring you have the proper amount; you’re set to keep your blower running smoothly all season long.
Don’t forget to check your owner’s manual for the specific recommendations for your model. With the right oil and some basic maintenance, your blower should provide many years of reliable service.
Keep this guide handy for future reference and you’ll be blowing through any job with confidence, no matter the weather outside.