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Re: another oil question

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01-05-2013 13:47:37

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george, thanks for the info. that is the skidder that i have, but mine has an isuzu 3 cyl diesel in it. it has been running hytran for quite some time. i am going to change back to 10w40 as per the manual. it did call for se/sf oil also. but it isnt available anymore. i will use the new rated 10-40 i guess. i wonder if rotella 15-40 would be better than the 10-40. rotella has more additives, but would it be better or worse on the hydraulics?????? thanks for the info. unfortunately, prime mover sold the skidsteer line years ago and as far as i can tell who ever bought it is no longer around. prime mover just does fork lift trucks now.

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01-05-2013 16:45:08

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 Re: another oil question in reply to glennster, 01-05-2013 13:47:37  
glennster, I use 10 w 40 year around. Use a brand name oil, either valvoline or shell, what ever I find on sale. I would stay away from additives. The owners manual is concerned with hydraulic oil damaging the seals. 10 w 40 means the oil is 10 weight in the winter. 15 w 40 means it 15 w in the winter. Wouldn't use in Indiana.

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