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Old 10-19-2019, 09:14:01 AM
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Hello all. I'm helping a friend with a Ponsell Floor Machine. It has a 1/2 hp motor with about 1700 rpms. I took the top cap off where the gears are located and the black arrow is pointing. I don't know how much oil goes back in but there is none in there exposing the gears. What type of oil goes in there? Thanks in advance.
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It seems that they're still in business - have you tried calling them?
https://www.dexknows.com/business_pr...co-l2040524991

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A call to the number says it is no longer in service.
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Might not be ideal, but 140w gear lube would certainly be better than nothing.

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most old gear boxes use 80-wt mineral oil or sometimes 40 wt but like the last guy said oil is better than no oil, (grease is cheaper than steal)….
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Thanks for the replys. I will try the oils mentioned.
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