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    Bronze Member cleat's Avatar
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    Default Transmission differential hydraulic fluid type

    My Dongfeng 254 uses a common reservoir for the transmission, differential and hydraulics. I keep the tractor in a slightly warmed garage (kept just slightly above freezing). Hydraulics function noticably slower when first started and moved outside than in summer. However as I use the tractor outside in cold conditions to clear snow, the hydraulics get even slower as the fluid cools even more. Everything works fine, just slow. I bought universal TDH fluid from walmart last year and that is likely my problem.

    What I would like to know is, has anyone used a high quality TDH fluid and what were your experiences

    I can get two different shell fluids at my local TSC store. Spirax S4 TXM and Spirax S4 CX. Would either of these help ?

    Would adding some ATF help ?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Cleat
    DF 254G2 with cab and Townsunny fel-250 loader with Prince Hydraulics joystick. BE 72" finishing mower and 72" snowblower with hydraulic rotation and deflection. Hydraulic top link, 72" Townsunny box blade. Adaptor to mount 3pt attachments on front end loader in place of the bucket. Woodmax 8" hydraulic feed wood chipper (makes the poor DF work). Pallet forks that mount front or rear.

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    Default Re: Transmission differential hydraulic fluid type

    AWE32 Hydraulic oil should be fine for cold weather, I live in Quebec and we got -40F not long ago, it was alright on my Jinma.

    what is the AWE of the oil you are using?

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    Bronze Member cleat's Avatar
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    Default Re: Transmission differential hydraulic fluid type

    My Dongfeng uses a universal transmission, hydraulic differential fluid in a common 25l reservoir and the walmart stuff I put in has no rating. It only says it is compatible with a wide range of manufacturers. If I had a separate hydraulic oil reservoir linke your Jinma it would make my decision on oil easier.

    Cleat
    DF 254G2 with cab and Townsunny fel-250 loader with Prince Hydraulics joystick. BE 72" finishing mower and 72" snowblower with hydraulic rotation and deflection. Hydraulic top link, 72" Townsunny box blade. Adaptor to mount 3pt attachments on front end loader in place of the bucket. Woodmax 8" hydraulic feed wood chipper (makes the poor DF work). Pallet forks that mount front or rear.

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    Default Re: Transmission differential hydraulic fluid type

    Pardon me for butting in, but what is AWE?

    Cleat, don't use any ATF. Yes, it's basically 10w oil but it contains friction modifiers that are used in friction drives.

    Spirax S4 TXM is a 10w-30 multigrade UTF, and Spirax S4 CX is a straight 10 weight UTF.

    http://www.mil-specproducts.com/docu...rax_s4_txm.pdf
    http://www.mil-specproducts.com/docu...x_s4_cx_30.pdf

    I would go with the Spirax S4 CX 10w oil.
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    Hi cleat,

    I have the df 354 with common sump. I have used Walmart utf without any winter issues. I only have slow hydraulics at the very start. As soon as the engine comes up to a steady idle all is smooth.

    Dave
    DF-354 (Oct.2008), Town Sunny 404 Loader,
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    Bronze Member cleat's Avatar
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    Default Re: Transmission differential hydraulic fluid type

    Mine is smooth, just noticably slower.

    Likely nothing to worry about, I was just thinking out loud.

    Cleat
    DF 254G2 with cab and Townsunny fel-250 loader with Prince Hydraulics joystick. BE 72" finishing mower and 72" snowblower with hydraulic rotation and deflection. Hydraulic top link, 72" Townsunny box blade. Adaptor to mount 3pt attachments on front end loader in place of the bucket. Woodmax 8" hydraulic feed wood chipper (makes the poor DF work). Pallet forks that mount front or rear.

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    Default Re: Transmission differential hydraulic fluid type

    I dont know why i added a "E" I meant AW for anti wear

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