Is there a better way to drain the oil on a PM1236 having to remove all of the pulleys and gears to remove the oil drain plug seems a lot of work to neatly drain the oil, any body got any better ideas?
I use AW68 hydraulic oil, it is suitable for bearings and gears, and yellow metals, and it is quite cheap, especially in 5 gallon sizes. "AW" means that it has anti wear additives. Tractor Supply used to have it, but did not last time I checked. Most tractor and implement dealers should have it. From a machinist supply house, you will likely pay more.