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trans fluid

Postby iseta0 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:25 pm

I there a substitute for the IH Hy-guard hydraulic oil, thank you

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Re: trans fluid

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:32 pm

Any MS1207 or MS1209 compatible hydraulic fluid should be fine. Check the labels.
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Re: trans fluid

Postby iseta0 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:39 pm

Thank you, I was thinking about using Cam2 AG-20 or cam2 J20-C ?

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Re: trans fluid

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:41 pm

Check those labels for compatibility.
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Re: trans fluid

Postby iseta0 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:44 pm

Ok will do thanks

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Re: trans fluid

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:01 pm

90 weight is also okay to use in a Cub trans.
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Re: trans fluid

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:03 pm

Barnyard wrote:90 weight is also okay to use in a Cub trans.

NOT a numbered Lo-Boy!! It is the hydraulic reservoir.

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Re: trans fluid

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:28 am

Also, read the back of the container carefully. I’m thinking it was Cam2, that I was looking at, at Rural King. Reading the small print, the salesman pointed out that it had a maximum operating temperature of 120 deg., although it claimed Hy Tran comparable. It looked like a great deal, until that came to light.

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Re: trans fluid

Postby Barnyard » Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:05 am

Jim Becker wrote:
Barnyard wrote:90 weight is also okay to use in a Cub trans.

NOT a numbered Lo-Boy!! It is the hydraulic reservoir.

That's what I get for reading "new posts" instead of individual forums. I tend to not focus on where something is posted.
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Re: trans fluid

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:22 pm

Barnyard wrote:That's what I get for reading "new posts" instead of individual forums. I tend to not focus on where something is posted.

Been there.

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Re: trans fluid

Postby SONNY » Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:47 pm

I use the yellow bucket stuff in mine and they been runnin for many years without fail of the hyd system! now the motors---well thats another story!lol!

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Re: trans fluid

Postby almikyska13 » Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:06 pm

I just changed out the rural king fluid for mobil 424. Now the hydraulics are so slow. The plow went up fast and slammed down quick even in sub zero temps with the rural king hytran equivalent. Now with the mobil the pump whines when going up and it takes forever to drop the plow

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Re: trans fluid

Postby Eugene » Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:38 pm

almikyska13 wrote:I just changed out the rural king fluid for mobil 424. Now the hydraulics are so slow.
The Mobil fluid 424 is between an ISO 46 and an ISO 68 viscosity grade. Doesn't the most common hydraulic fluids in use have an ISO of 32?
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Re: trans fluid

Postby almikyska13 » Thu Feb 03, 2022 1:19 pm

Eugene wrote:
almikyska13 wrote:I just changed out the rural king fluid for mobil 424. Now the hydraulics are so slow.
The Mobil fluid 424 is between an ISO 46 and an ISO 68 viscosity grade. Doesn't the most common hydraulic fluids in use have an ISO of 32?


I have no idea. I up and down the internet for a fluid i could find locally that was as close to hytran as possible. Mobil 424 got recommended many times as a quality substitute. But that makes sense as you said. Its probably way thicker than whatever I was using before. Sucks cause it wasn't cheap fluid and now the plow is almost unusable. Any safe way to thin it out?

Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread, just wanted to let the OP know what happened to me when changing fluids

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Re: trans fluid

Postby Eugene » Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:39 pm

Before changing hydraulic oil - - start tractor and let idle for 5 or more minutes. Then operate the hydraulics a couple of times. Idea is to get the hydraulic oil circulating and the oil and engine warming up a bit.

Some log splitters have that statement attached to the side of the unit.

I've been using a local farm and ranch store branded ISO 32 hydraulic oil that meets the IH specs. Use the oil in my skid steers, several different makes of tractors, and the log splitter.
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