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Cub Cadet 1811 Trans/hydrostatic fluid.

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#1 boatiee OFFLINE  


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Posted February 06, 2011 - 12:03 PM

Hey Folks, I will start this thread by fully stating that I am not very mechanical but am really enjoying my 1811 and hope it serves me for years to come. My quesiton is (and I know it is a stupid one!!):
1- When checking the trans/hydrostatic fluid under the seat, does the tractor have to be running??
2-what kind of fluid do you use????
3- where is the filter for this fluid???
What is the procedure for draining this??

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 08:16 PM

I'm thinking about buying an 1811, and I was just wondering if anyone has any advice on this? Also, I've heard the starters can be a little finiky in cold weather. BTW boatiee, the only stupid question, is the one not asked.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 11:59 PM

Cub Cadet purists will debate this to the bitter end about hydro fluid and the only acceptable brand being Hytran. I have used every fluid but Hytran for the last 25yrs without any issues what so ever. As far as I'm concerned if it meets IH B-6 standard it is good enough for me. It's your tractor do as you like. Just my 2 cents. As far as filters go use a wix, napa or a cub filter.

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 07:03 AM

Here's what the owners manual says:

This manual can be downloaded from the manuals section.

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