Mr. T. Minnesota said: (quoted from post at 11:05:06 11/16/12) Forum members,
I have chosen a 10 weight hydraulic fluid for use in my 8N Ford. I know this seems light but in the cold temps of Minnesota it works a lot faster than heavier weights. My question is, is this weight hydraulic fluid a good fit for the gear components of the tractor? The tractor does not get extremely hard use nor prolonged use-snowplowing and hauling wood with a FEL. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Mr. T. Minnesota
It would be helpful if you told us exactly what oil you purchased and why you think it is SAE 10. In any event:
Regardless of viscosity whatever you use it should be a combination type oil designed for common sump use in a manual transmission, drive axle, and hydraulic system. Do not use a conventional hydraulic oil.
My recommendation for general all season use is a good Universal Tractor Transmission Fluid. There are a number of different brands and they are all similar with only minor differences. Most claim to be suitable for use in applications specifying M2C-134D (and a host of other OEM specifications).
The viscosity of most UTTF type oils is somewhere bettween 9 and 11 cSt @ 100C and they typically have a viscosity index in the 130-140 range makiing them excelllent cold weather performers. For those that insist on speaking in SAE gear and motor oil grades I'll leave looking up the the equivalency to them.
This post was edited by TheOldHokie at 09:33:00 11/16/12 2 times.
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