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Old 02-04-2017, 10:07 AM
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Default BR-60 differential fluid

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I'm headed to the John Deere dealer today (way closer than cat or amsoil dealer) for some hyguard, gotta do something with that lonely machine. I've put 3 hrs on it this year, two years in a row without decent snow, hoping for some February and March blizzards.....

Is 30 wt the correct oil? Prinoth mechanic said atf but I've read otherwise here.
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Well I just found out there is hygard and low viscosity hygard, got the regular, 5 gal $60
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Here's the hy gard specs page in case anyone is interested
https://t.jdparts.deere.com/partsmkt...nHydraulic.htm
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Default Re: BR-60 differential fluid

From what I've been told, I use anything with a CAT TO-4 Spec, I see JD Hygard is a CAT TO-2 Spec.

Shell Spirax S4 CX 30wt is $57 per 5 gals
CAT TO-4 30 wt is $87 per 5gals
CAT TO-4 30 wt (Store Brand) is $76 per 5 Gals

Heres the link to Cats statement plus if your read farther on it gives the details on how to test your own oil to make sure it meets TO-4 Specs

https://parts.cat.com/wcs-static/pdfs/TO4+06-23-06.pdf

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Holy balls, that's some technical info there. I think my wife would take issue if I tried the oil in the blender test or had oil samples in the freezer. Hmmm, going to use the hy gard this time since I have it, gotta be better than the water oil mix that was in there....
I'll make the trip to Caterpillar next time
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Default Re: BR-60 differential fluid

I use ultramar to-4 oil in my br100 and I like it. I use 10W because its common for the temp to dip below -30 here during dec,jan and Feb and I only use the machine for short periods doing light work. for long hauls or warmer temps id use the 30w.
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