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Old 09-24-2017, 06:16 PM   #1
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Is there any alternative to the Cat HYDO oil for hydraulic system ? I saw some Traveller brand "Premium" Trans Hydraulic Fluid at Tractor Supply but it only lists Cat T0-2 designation which is an older one, so I'm afraid to buy it. Is there any aftermarket oil that matches the HYDO spec, Cat Hydo is $ 150 for 5 gallons at the Cat dealer and I need 4 pails. !
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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You'd might want to try that question over at the heavy equipment forum. John Deere is the same with their "TorqueGuard" or "Hyguard" or whatever.

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OK I'll do that, I have an account there too , thanks !
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Found this: http://www.imakenews.com/lubritec/e_...e003381053.cfm
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I've been told using off brand hydraulic oil will void the warranty on your hydraulic system. Wouldn't recommend it for a newer machine. Have to be careful when you switch attachments back and forth too, that you don't hook up something with the wrong oil in it.
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I've been told using off brand hydraulic oil will void the warranty on your hydraulic system. Wouldn't recommend it for a newer machine. Have to be careful when you switch attachments back and forth too, that you don't hook up something with the wrong oil in it.
Well it's used so no worries there, but, everyone uses Cat oil at $ 150 a pop which means $ 600 to change the oil ? I can't believe there is no alternative.
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Well it's used so no worries there, but, everyone uses Cat oil at $ 150 a pop which means $ 600 to change the oil ? I can't believe there is no alternative.
Napa has a to-4 rated oil, it's called napa to-4
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We use only Cat oil on our Cat equipment.

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