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Re: M Hydraulics

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11-10-2012 06:21:57

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Wardner is suggesting that you fill the differential housing and transmission with HyTran, and use it as a reservoir.

It's kind of a radical idea. These old tractors use heavy gear lube in the transmission and there are a lot of people who believe that if you don't use the "exact right oil" for something, that it will turn into dust and blow away in the wind.

Hytran will work fine in the M's transmission, but it will be noisier when you drive. The heavy gear lube does serve to deaden the gear noise some.

You definitely want to get the transmission and differential housings CLEAN AS A WHISTLE to start with, and put the biggest hydraulic filter you can find on the suction, if you go this route.

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11-10-2012 06:33:25

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 Re: M Hydraulics in reply to mkirsch, 11-10-2012 06:21:57  
Thanks, I appreciate your candid comments, I need straight talk. Well, I can build a tank relatively easy but I see the Surplus place in NE has them for $100.00. I am not sure of the tank or PTO size I need. I see they vary in GPM and I assume that means the more GPM the faster the log split or whatever will run. I am still thinking about a 3 pt hoe and most of them come with a pump. I installed a Saginaw 3 pt on the M months ago. Appreciate the inputs, helps a ton.

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