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#1 breimer OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Just a general question. How frequently should hydrostatic oil be changed in a garden tractor? Currently in question is a 1969 Cub cadet 127. However I have several different brands of tractors with hydro drive.

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 10:03 PM

In the manual for my Cub Cadet 123, I think it says to change the oil annually.



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Posted April 22, 2015 - 10:13 PM

The manual here on the forum for the CC 127, says to change the hydro filter every 100 hours, and to fill the hydro every 100 hours. It didn't say anything about changing the oil (unless I missed were it says to).

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Looking at it again, it says under "Change at Hours" for the hydro oil, "Add as needed". I'm still sure it's good to change it every so often.

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Here's a link to the manual: http://gardentractor...erators-manual/

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 04:39 AM

My lgt 165 ford manual says, change after 10hrs when new and never change it again, seems odd, Noel

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 06:10 AM

On the Sears FF tractor, the manual says to change fluid & filter every 250 hours. This is an Eaton 11/Peerless 2500 combo.



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Posted April 23, 2015 - 06:42 AM

For most GT's that don't get a lot of hours put on them a yearly change would be overkill. I think for my 2320 compact tractor it's every 250hrs or 2 years. I think the time spec is to cover the worst case of a tractor being left outside and having the potential of more moisture getting into the oil. 


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 09:05 AM

A transmission doesn't have combustion to taint the fluid. The water is a good point. Where else does dirt/chemicals get in? The filter will remove particles such as bearing metal. On my '70 Wheel Horse hydro, you have to tear the thing apart to remove all oil. You can do a partial change and change the filter.



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Posted April 23, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Thanks all for your replies. I think I'll change it seeing I have no idea when it was done.

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 09:35 PM

Next question, I work for a

Deere dealer and have access to their "Hygard" trans/hydraulic oil. I have researched and found it should be compatible with the oil The cub cadet calls for. However I also want to change the oil on my 1855 Massey Ferguson. It calls for M-1110 oil. I cant seem to find weather or not Hygard is compatible. Likely it is but would like to be sure. Also need a filter part number for the cub cadet as well as the Massey. I guess I could search for a number on the old filters and cross reference those, unless someone has numbers for me. Not sure if previous owner could have put incorrect filters on or if thats even possible. I believe the Massey has a Sunstrand system.



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Posted April 25, 2015 - 07:39 AM

hi, where did you pick up your filter? I have a 1979 LGT 165.

 

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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:05 AM

hi, where did you pick up your filter? I have a 1979 LGT 165.

 

Kevin

Which filter do you have, a screw-on or inline?



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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:25 PM

It's a spin on filter
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 05:07 PM

Ok after much searching for info online, I found that John Deere has a filter that cross references to the cub cadet part number. The John Deere number is  AM39653. The previous owner had an automotive engine oil filter on it which obviously fit ok but I wonder if it did a proper job of filtering oil.






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