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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Hydraulic Oil
From: Mike Rambour <>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 21:33:43 -0800
 Both my lifts got Dexron as per the manufacturer, one of them actually 
told me the dexron is better

Paul Parkanzky wrote:
> My lift is coming next week and I'm trying to get everything I need
> together.  Under the list of things that I need is "3 gallons of
> hydraulic oil."  Below it says:  "Recommended Oil: ISO 32 Light
> Hydraulic Oil"
> Later in the manual it says that Dexron III Transmission Fluid can also be 
> My local Tractor Supply seems to carry ISO 46 and ISO 68 as well as
> something called "Hydraulic 5 gal Universal Oil" that they claim can
> be used in the gearbox, diff, wet brakes, and hydraulic system of
> tractors.
> I don't have a lot of experience with hydraulic systems.  My gut tells
> me that I could put just about any incompressible fluid in this thing
> and it should work.  It's a really slow moving operation.  Should I
> not worry about this and just buy the ISO 46 or the "Universal" oil or
> should I launch a search for ISO 32?
> -Paul
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