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Thoughts on putting "Tractor Fluid" in the hydraulic fluid tank.

lalatheman

Hot Rolled
Joined
Nov 17, 2002
Location
Western ,Oh ,usa
Rural King , Tractor Supply , Farm and Home stores all sell 5 gallon cans of what the call "Tractor Fluid " for something like $22 a can.

I am seriously entertaining the idea of trying this stuff in the oil tank my W&S #3 sq head .... any thoughts ?

Thanks
David Lawrence
 

DDoug

Diamond
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
My automatic (and I think your manual turret lathe) require "dextron 2" right there in the manual.

I called up TSC lube line, and was told the "premium" tractor fluid did meet the spec, and did not have any of the extreme pressure additives that destroy light metal bearings.

YMMV
 








 
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