Page 1 of 5 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 44
  1. #1
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    715

    Default bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    I,v posted this before but is worth bring up again.From a bobcat feild rep thier fluid is simply a GL4 with wet brake additive[nothing special]. I told the factory rep that if I needed the special b-c only fluid,that the magnusson moss act required them to provide it free.I havent checked for sure but I think this fluid is what most hyd trans use.I see no reason to pay bobcat 4 times the price.

  2. #2
    Member Sand_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Location
    Michigan
    Tractor
    Bobcat CT335

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    I am with ya on buying more genaric oil. I'm looking to service my hydraulic fluid and it would cost a small fortune to buy 11 gallons. Thanks for the oil specs.

  3. #3
    Gold Member gumshu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    469
    Location
    Atascadero, Ca. & Selma, Or.
    Tractor
    Kubota M7040, Bobcat CT235, Kubota BX23 TLB & RTV 900

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    Quote Originally Posted by crusty 1 View Post
    I,v posted this before but is worth bring up again.From a bobcat feild rep thier fluid is simply a GL4 with wet brake additive[nothing special]. I told the factory rep that if I needed the special b-c only fluid,that the magnusson moss act required them to provide it free.I havent checked for sure but I think this fluid is what most hyd trans use.I see no reason to pay bobcat 4 times the price.
    Crusty, what is Bobcat getting for thier fluid brand? What brand do you plan to use when it comes time to replace? I bought 2 1/2 galons of Mobilfluid just to have on hand and it cost me about $35.00. Not sure what to replace it with when the time comes.
    F350 6.4 Dually, PJ 14K 20', PJ 3.5K

  4. #4
    Silver Member krazsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    192
    Tractor
    Bobcat CT225, McCormick X10.50H

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    I believe Bobcat is asking about $62 for 2 1/2 gallons of hydrostatic fluid. What's wrong with using the Mobilfluid? Kioti says to use Mobilfluid 424 in your tractor if it's painted orange. Do you suppose the hydrostatic drives need different fluid if they're painted white?

  5. #5
    Super Member dcyrilc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,472
    Location
    Woodinville, Washington
    Tractor
    John Deere 2240 MFWD

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    Quote Originally Posted by krazsk View Post
    I believe Bobcat is asking about $62 for 2 1/2 gallons of hydrostatic fluid. What's wrong with using the Mobilfluid? Kioti says to use Mobilfluid 424 in your tractor if it's painted orange. Do you suppose the hydrostatic drives need different fluid if they're painted white?
    That's about double what I've been paying for John deere fluid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sand_man View Post
    I am with ya on buying more genaric oil. I'm looking to service my hydraulic fluid and it would cost a small fortune to buy 11 gallons. Thanks for the oil specs.
    I feel for you with the 11 gallons. I just went through 30 gallons doing fluid changes on my tractor and boom mower. Starts getting spendy.
    Cyril

    JD 2240 MFWD (with duels now)
    145 FEL, 8ft Rear blade (now I need a 12ft blade)



  6. #6
    Gold Member gumshu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    469
    Location
    Atascadero, Ca. & Selma, Or.
    Tractor
    Kubota M7040, Bobcat CT235, Kubota BX23 TLB & RTV 900

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    Quote Originally Posted by krazsk View Post
    I believe Bobcat is asking about $62 for 2 1/2 gallons of hydrostatic fluid. What's wrong with using the Mobilfluid? Kioti says to use Mobilfluid 424 in your tractor if it's painted orange. Do you suppose the hydrostatic drives need different fluid if they're painted white?
    My dealer recommended using Mobilfluid, so I bought some to top off if I ran low. I thought Mobilfluid was expensive, but the Bobcat stuff is is way too high.
    F350 6.4 Dually, PJ 14K 20', PJ 3.5K

  7. #7
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    715

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    I was outraged at cost.30 bucks a gallon.I believe mobil 424 has the right specs and if so its about 6 per gallon.But I paid the high price cuz when I took it in to have mid pto and blower installed they had to drain it,so there I was between a rock and a hard place.Long time till it needs to be changed again.

  8. #8
    Platinum Member MESSMAKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    840
    Location
    Bluegrass,KY
    Tractor
    Bobcat ct 225

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    I don't mind paying a little extra, but that stuff is crazy high and they can't even tell you why. You can get Chevron fluid which, I have been told, among the very best for about $13 a gallon.

  9. #9
    Elite Member dfkrug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    4,355
    Location
    NorCal
    Tractor
    05 Kioti CK30HST w/ Prairie Dog backhoe

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    Good THFs should state brand-name equivalences in their specs.
    I look for the JD J20 and the kubota UDT equivalences stated. I was
    buying Chevron 1000 THF for a long time, but now have converted to
    the UnoCal 76 THF. Some Kubota dealers have decent prices on
    UDT in 5-gal bkts, too. All were never over $10/gal and look/smell the same.
    Nowadays, I have been able to have my empty 5-gal bkts refilled for
    about $8/gal.

    There are some THFs I have seen at Walmart and TSC that state no
    such equivalences on the labels. Steer away from those and the
    straight hyd fluids.

    Note that Bobcat/Kioti has some generic clear hyd fluid in their tractors
    when imported from Korea. Go to a THF soon in the first service (not
    more than 50 hrs.).
    See my TBN projects at:
    http://mysite.verizon.net/resyfcgt/

  10. #10
    Platinum Member MESSMAKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    840
    Location
    Bluegrass,KY
    Tractor
    Bobcat ct 225

    Default Re: bobcats spendy hyd fluid

    I have never seen any T.H. fluid that did not meet kubota's Or JD specs.

Page 1 of 5 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. changed hyd fluid now brakes are squealing
    By Michael Knight in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-02-2008, 02:39 PM
  2. OK to mix AW-32 and "general" tractor hyd fluid?
    By joerocker in forum Oil, Fuel & Lubricants
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-23-2008, 12:57 PM
  3. how does the hyd fluid
    By accordionman in forum Massey Ferguson Owning/Operating
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-23-2007, 03:44 PM
  4. Strange BX 24 Hyd Fluid Leak
    By DickS in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-16-2007, 01:43 PM
  5. change the brake fluid?
    By Doc_Bob in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-23-2006, 10:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.