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#1 jdslednut OFFLINE  



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Posted May 21, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Any ideas on what fluid would work best in a Johnson model 10 loader running off its own pump?  Also, how much it would take?  I believe it's completely empty.  Thank you.

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 08:50 PM

The hydraulic fluid should be suited for the pump, all the other components will go along for the ride.


Hydraulic transmission fluid is inexpensive, easy to get, and covers 99% of pump applications. 


I would just dump in the HyTran.

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 09:52 PM

I use just the plain ol' "tractor hydraulic" in my loader. It seems to work just fine. Not sure on how much fluid it holds but it can't be much more than a couple gallons in mine..image.jpg

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 10:14 PM

What ever hydraulic oil that is on sell at TSC when I need it :D , I agree with Clipp about two gallons.

If it is empty,  I would buy a five gallon bucket to have enough to flush ,purge and refill system :thumbs:

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 10:33 PM

I believe mine is running ATF. When I purchased it the oil was red so when I put new in it was ATF. That was several years and many hours ago and it is working fine. Seeing as how you live east of me your weather is probably the same. ATF is thinner and faster in the cold weather we experience. 

Edited by Cvans, May 21, 2013 - 10:34 PM.