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Difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid

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farmer bob

11-22-2002 12:12:27
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I wonder how much difference there is between hy-tran and other hydraulic fluids that are compatible to hy-tran. I had one I.H. dealer tell me to only use hy-tran and another I.H. dealer told me the only difference was that they put a red dye in theirs.otherwise it was the same stuff--any comments




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ed

11-25-2002 07:11:17
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
I've read many of the Hy-tran wars about which is better. Hy-Tran is probably the best followed by the JD fluid. I believe the big thing that Hy-Tran has the additives and ability to absorb water and reduce rust. If your a farmer that has a variety of different tractors that share implements then you have a blend of all the oils used in all of your tractors.

The red stuff one perosn talked about is most likely Dextron AFT fluid that is also widely used as transmission/hyd fluid.

My dad used Dextron in everything because it was cheeper with out problem. I am planning on switching to Hy-Tran because it's now a hobby and the one tractor left isn't used daily.

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Peter

11-23-2002 13:15:58
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
Depends on the tractor. I would use any decent oil in an old tractor but with some of the newer ones you have to be more careful. I would not use anything but IH Hy-Tran in my Hydro 100.



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randy hall

11-23-2002 10:39:38
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
hytran does not aborb water. they used to show an ad where they would put hytran in one test tube and brand x in another one and shake them up and the water would go right to the bottom when the shaking stopped in the one with the hytran. water mixed with oil is a bad thing in a hydraulic system.



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Duben

11-23-2002 10:12:42
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
They told me at the dealer that any hydraulic fluid meeting specification # MS 1209 is OK.



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Farmer Bob

11-22-2002 23:05:41
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
I guess there are two of us using "FB" for a handle on here. I'm on the left coast - where are you at?//FB



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farmer bob or al

11-23-2002 05:06:56
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 Re: Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to Farmer Bob, 11-22-2002 23:05:41  
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Glenn(WV)

11-22-2002 21:27:32
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
Hy-Tran also has the ability to absorb water. Don't know if other hydraulic fluids have that capability or not. Some of them probably do.



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steve

11-22-2002 17:58:16
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
hy- trans is slightly different than straight hydraulic fluid. hy trans has extra additives so it can be used in transmissions and hydraulics, or both. The wieght is the biggest difference between manufacturers. If you buy it at Wal Mart, Farm Store, or IH, it is all the same.



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Doug in OR

11-22-2002 17:55:28
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
There are some excellent synthetic transmission/hydraulic oils available. I know AMSOIL sells one that is certified for IH use. I would bet that other companies have synthetics available too. Bear in mind that the local Case/IH dealer does benefit financially when you buy HyTrans from him. Having said this, I would bet that any synthentic oils that are engineered for this use would be as good as, and probably better than the mineral blend available.

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KURT

11-22-2002 16:47:08
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 Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to farmer bob, 11-22-2002 12:12:27  
I would think that the weight of the oil would be what would matter the most when comparing, and any other stuff like anti-foaming agents and any synthetic additives. Hope this helps some.



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jimbo

11-23-2002 07:53:40
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 Re: Re: difference in HY-TRAN and off brands hydraulic fluid in reply to KURT, 11-22-2002 16:47:08  
I bought some hydraulic fluid that you can use in I.H. tractors and it is compatible with those that use B5. I noticed on a bucket at the farm store that their fluid was compatible with those that use HY-TRAN, B5 OR B6.What does all this mean.



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