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#1 Don Uhouse OFFLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2013 - 01:18 PM

I have been searching for the last couple of days to find the proper fluid to put in my LGT165 hydrostatic unit. I pulled up the service man. and it says 

type F, I don't think It has ever been changed but it seems all the information I get is Different! It would be good If I could use Type F as it is a lot cheaper. but just want to find the right type to add to mine. Thanks Don Uhouse 


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 01:53 PM

a good hydraulic fluid from NAPA (or tractor store) for tractors will work fine. i use it in both my Ford hydro's



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 03:43 PM

Dexron III works just fine as well.  Dexron III matches Eaton specs to a T.  But I don't think you are supposed to run straight hydraulic fluid if you go that route.  It should be a hydraulic/transmission fluid.



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 05:10 PM

JD makes specific fluids for hydros. JD20D is a good fluid and only slightly more than ATF. If you want to go pricey Amsoil makes a synthetic fluid as well. About 10$/quart. 



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 05:15 PM

Eaton does not recommend ATF or auto oils according to this service bulletin:

Attached File  Eaton_Hydraulic_Fluid_Recommendations.pdf   19.55KB   142 downloads


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 06:06 PM

 

Eaton does not recommend ATF or auto oils according to this service bulletin:

attachicon.gifEaton_Hydraulic_Fluid_Recommendations.pdf

 

I believe that is referring to hydraulic systems, not to hydrostatic systems.

 

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Posted August 20, 2013 - 06:14 PM

I don't understand it all, but I took the ATF out of mine!



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 06:40 PM

  But I don't think you are supposed to run straight hydraulic fluid if you go that route.  It should be a hydraulic/transmission fluid.

Sorry ,that's what I meant.


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 07:15 PM

a good hydraulic fluid from NAPA (or tractor store) for tractors will work fine. i use it in both my Ford hydro's

 

 

Sorry ,that's what I meant.

 

No apology warranted.  I figured that's what you meant, but I was just wanting to clarify for others.


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