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?
hydrostatic transmission fluid
Posted June 21, 2016 - 10:29 AM
- centaurdave said thank you
Posted June 21, 2016 - 01:04 PM
What does the manual say? I think there is one in our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick
- cchap45 said thank you
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 Type F seems out of date by the time this tractor was made??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:
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 - 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.
Posted June 22, 2016 - 11:24 AM
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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)?
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..
Edited by Cvans, June 29, 2016 - 01:37 PM.
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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
I found the type "F" at O'Riley auto parts store.
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