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1971 Toro 832 Auger gearbox lube?

I recently picked up a rather nice 1971 Toro 832. I figured I better do some maintenance to it. Can anyone tell me what Toro recommended for lube in the auger gearbox?

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Hi Jerry,
Can't find a specific answer in my search...I'm sure you'll be fine with a 90 weight "gear oil." You should be able to get it at any auto parts place. The important thing is don't overfill her. She'll get too hot. MH
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Thanks for the info, I'll give it a shot.
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its more likely that it uses lubriplate mag 1 grease
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USE 80-90 WEIGHT GEAR OIL. NON SYNTHEIC. THE SEALS WILL NOT HOLD THE SYNTHEIC STUFF
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If it helps, the gearbox is a pretty heavy, cast iron unit.
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does not matter how heavy the gear box is. use 80-90 weight non synthetic gear oil. I have a 1974 toro 8-26.
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does not matter how heavy the gear box is. use 80-90 weight non synthetic gear oil. I have a 1974 toro 8-26.

I mentioned the construction of the gearbox in an effort to help you identify the unit. I have topped it off with 90w gear oil.
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THE HOUSING OF THE GEAR BOX IS CAST ALUM. THE GEARS ARE A TYPE OF STEEL. FROM THE EARLY 70'S TO THE LATE 90'S THE GEAR BOXES HAVE STAYED THE SAME.
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THE HOUSING OF THE GEAR BOX IS CAST ALUM. THE GEARS ARE A TYPE OF STEEL. FROM THE EARLY 70'S TO THE LATE 90'S THE GEAR BOXES HAVE STAYED THE SAME.
This machine absolutely has a cast iron gearbox on it. I did top it off with 90wt.

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