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#1 cchap45 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 10:29 AM

I recently changed the filter and fluid in my Snapper 1650 and used type F ATF. now it  seems to be a little down on power.  Is this the correct fluid to use? If not, could it be causing the lack of power?


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 01:04 PM

What does the manual say? I think there is one in our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 03:43 PM

Can still get Type F?  Thought newer types took over now.  F is one of thinnest available when used, maybe should be other. Some tractors take Dexron, a GM product, and others just take motor oils. Check a manual as noted. Type F seems out of date by the time this tractor was made??  Even in some cases, the Hy-Tran fluids used in most modern tractors, bought at Farm stores is maybe a better bet.


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Did you change the filter at the same time? If not I would swap it out to start. Here is a link to a site with specs on filters: https://sites.google...erguson-filters

 

As for which fluid to use, I've found two that are specifically compatible in replacement of the M-1110 fluid which is listed as spec for the Snapper/Massey 1650:

 

Amsoil Synthetic Tractor Hydraulic/ Transmission Oil

 

SynGard™ Synthetic Tractor Hydraulic

 

I just got my 1650 a little while ago, and the fluid is on order from Oilmart in Winnipeg, MB. I went with the Amsoil Hydraulic Transmission Oil and will be putting it in shortly. The filter I ordered from NAPA in Winnipeg, P/N 1410.


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:38 PM

Any good quality Tractor /Hydraulic fluid that meet J20A specs is fine.

Here is some more info on the filters.


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 09:07 PM

^^ What ducky said. The Massey/Agco stuff is called Permatran Transmission and Hydraulic Oil


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Posted June 22, 2016 - 11:14 AM

thanks everyone!  I did change the filter and I'll change it again when I swap out fluids.



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Posted June 22, 2016 - 11:24 AM

You can also use 30wt motor oil in hot weather conditions and or heavy duty use.
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Posted June 29, 2016 - 09:58 AM

I have two 1650's,  the one that i just changed fluid in seems considerably slower and less powerful than the tractor with old fluid in it.  Is that  because of the type A transmission fluid I used? or is the pump just weaker (worn)? 



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Posted June 29, 2016 - 01:35 PM

I switched from Hy-tran to type F transmission fluid and mine is running better than ever. Did not slow down at all but this was on a Bolens Dura-trac..


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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Were do we find the type F today?  

Maybe Dextron IV?

 

Type F was made for transmissions with Brass in them.  Ford Automatic Transmissions in the early 50s thru the 70s.  

As does our newer Tractors.  Tractor/Hydraulic fluid will play well with the brass plates in our hydros.

 

I use it in all my Sundstrand and Eaton Hydros with great results.  When we get a chance we will be looking at the rear axle on the 4855 because of some lack of power at the Mackville pull.  Will fill you in when we get inside.


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Posted July 01, 2016 - 04:55 PM

Type F was made for transmissions with Brass in them.

 

Thanks Ducky. Good information! 


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 01:20 PM

Ducky,

I found the type "F" at O'Riley auto parts store.


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