Grease, Mower deck gear case oil – John Deere 318 User Manual
Use grease based on the expected air temperature
range during the service interval.
The following greases are preferred:
• John Deere MOLY HIGH TEMPERATURE EP
• John Deere HIGH TEMPERATURE EP GREASE
• John Deere GREASE-GARD™
Other greases may be used if they meet one of the
• SAE Multipurpose EP Grease with a maximum of
5% molybdenum disulfide
• SAE Multipurpose EP Grease
Greases meeting Military Specification MIL-G-10924F
may be used as arctic grease.
MOWER DECK GEAR CASE OIL
Depending upon the expected air temperature range
during the drain interval, use oil viscosity shown on the
adjoining temperature chart.
John Deere API GL-5 Gear Oil is recommended. If other
oils are used, they must meet performance requirements
•API Service Classification GL-5
•Military Specificaiton MIL-L-2105C
Fuels and Lubricants/Mower Deck Gear Case Oil
316, 318 & 420 Lawn and Garden Tractors