Drain and refill the headstock, gearbox, and
apron oil reservoirs after the first 40 hours
of operation to remove any sludge build-up
that may accumulate from initial operation.
Headstock, Gearbox, & Apron Oil
Examine the Figures 77–80 to identify the loca-
tions of the oil sight glasses, drain plugs, and fill
plugs for each oil reservoir.
the reservoirs are properly filled when the oil
level reaches half-way in the sight glasses. Fill the
reservoirs with 20W non-detergent gear oil or an
equivalent lubricant. Be sure to thoroughly clean
away any excess oil from the fill and drain areas.
When draining the headstock oil reservoir,
you must remove the v-belts and take care
to thoroughly remove any spilled oil from
the pulleys. if oil should get on the v-belts,
clean the oil from the pulleys and replace
the v-belts with a new set.
headstock Fill plug
Figure 77. headstock oil fill plug.
headstock sight glass
gearbox sight glass
Figure 78. headstock and gearbox oil sight
Figure 79. headstock drain plug, and gearbox fill
and drain plugs.
Figure 80. Apron fill plug, sight glass, and drain
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
Apron Fill plug