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Can automotive automatic transmission fluid be used in in the hydraulic system in my cub? I know that the mannual calls for IH hytran fluid, but I don't have a dealer localy and have plenty of tranny fluid around the shop.
Don't even think about it....
However, as some of the guys have said, for those who do not have a CaseIH Dealer nearby, WalMart does stock Hy-Tran compliant -- look for MSO 1209
compliancy on the side label.
If however, you do get near to a CaseIH Dealer... try to do 2 things.
1. Get a couple of jugs of Hy-Tran or Hy-Tran Ultra
2. Get a couple cases of CaseIH Low Ash 20 Weight Engine Oil.
Since we have lost our CaseIH Dealer this past fall, I now have to travel almost an hour to get to a CaseIH Dealer. But, because I have so much trust in my former Dealer and their mechanics - I trust their judgement on Oil and Fluids -- I used what they recommend and only that -- which in this case is Hy-tran in the Touch Control, 20wt Low Ash in the engine and 90wt in the tranny and rear end.
But, that is just me.
You can search the archives and there is plenty of threads discussing the various opinions on oils, additives, hydraulic fluid and such...
Ok, so here is the spiel
I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting
. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1
and ATIS FAQ's 2
, The Best of H.L. Chauvin
who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub.
Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server
as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services
page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers
and New Parts Suppliers
pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR
favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These are intended to complement the businesses who support FarmallCub.com Website
I would also recommend that you visit Binder Books
and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual
, the GSS-1411 Service Manual
and the TC-37F Parts Manual
. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server
, it is better is you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books
is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals
, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.
IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's
. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide
, these are two must have's in anyone's collection.
In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's
, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques
, Implement and Part Sketches
and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions
which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again,
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