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I have a Massey Harris # 8 table top creaM seperator that I want to get working. Right now, hand crank turns hard. want to clean up the gear box and put new oil in. Does any one know what oil to use, type, wieght?
 

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Try to google "cream seperators" and see what you can find. Somewhere in the many boxes of books/toys that have been in storage since the OR move I have a book on a IHC; should be about the same lube. BUT! My chance of finding it probably next century, sorry!
 

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I have an operator and set up manual for mine. All it says for type of oil is to use genuine massey Harris seperator oil. I'm going to run some Marvel mystery oil through first to clean it out and then fill with some 10WT oil and see how that works.
 

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4imnotright said:
I have a Massey Harris # 8 table top creaM seperator that I want to get working. Right now, hand crank turns hard. want to clean up the gear box and put new oil in. Does any one know what oil to use, type, wieght?
Steve, I think I have a one gallon DeLaval cream separator oil can down in the shed... I'm gonna go down there right now and see if I can find it and post a picture. My uncles were DeLaval dealers in the late 40's, 50's and 60's. I'm sure the oil is all compatible, though it is NOT engine oil.
 

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Steve, I have a half gallon and a quart here, both identical and neither say any specifics about the oil. I think I was thinking earlier about the oil for the "Pulso-Pump" milking machine with special requirements. Those would not have been automotive, but I think in the Separator, it is essentially a speed increaser gearbox, so 10 wt surely wouldn't hurt it any.



How's these for unopened vintage oil containers, Steve ??? I have some more laying around in the abyss called my 'shop'.....These are most definitely from the 50's. I think it's funny that the can says this oil is compatible with other high speed machines, but also says "use no other" in the DeLaval. So, I guess this didn't help you out any at all.... :cry:
 

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No Mike, there is no information about the oil viscosity or type on the containers. I talked to my much older brother who has a memory rivaled by none and he said it would be either a mineral base or Napthanic based oil. He said our uncles would buy DeLaval Pulso-Pump oil by the barrel and customers would bring their 1 gallon or 5 gallon containers to carry back home. The Pulso-Pump would use a mineral base oil, different oil than the separators. So that's why he's thinking it was a 10 wt. Napthanic based oil that goes in them. Of course this is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate info. I still think the limited use Steve is going to be using his separator, 10 wt automotive oil will be just fine.
 

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Wendell
Have been in contact with a large Massey collector from England. He states that they use a thin hydraulic oil in theirs.
Thanks for all the help & suggestions
 
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