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#1 Rocking416 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 07:35 PM

I was wondering if i should put Regular 10W40 in my hydro trans or Synthetic i will be doing alot of heavy snow plowing and i am thinking the synthetic will work alot better in the colder temps what does everyone else think?

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:41 AM

I have used Mobil 1 10w-30 for two seasons in my 518xi which has the Eaton 1100 transmission. The oil is clean and seems to be doing well.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 11:11 AM

Amsoil makes a specific hydrostatic transmission fluid that I put in my jd2320 compact tractor this summer. It seems to run a bit quieter and definitely cooler. If you think you will be working it hard then it's probably worth it to make the change. I notice that the hydraulics are not stiff or slow when it's cold. There used to be a bit of that before until it warmed up.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 04:19 PM

The Eaton literature indicates that 20W-20 oil should be used, and WH shows 10W-30 "Premium Motor Oil." I believe that the equivalent hydraulic fluid to 20W-20 is ISO 32 hydraulic fluid. Remeber that synthetics were not around in the 1980's.

I asked a long time WH dealer what I should use in Eaton 700 that my 312A has and he recommended NAPA 15W-50. That's what I now use in the 312A.

I think that the AMSOIL 5W-30 should work, especially for plowing this winter. I might switch the 518xi over, as I do like AMSOIL products!

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:10 AM

Just one question. Just how much "heavy" snow plowing could you possible expect to be doing in Newport News, VA? In 58 years of keeping records Norfolk area only sees approximately 7.9" annually on average.

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