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    Default Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    I own a Trex TX650 skip loader. Being a newbie, I called the Terex dealer in northern california (RGW Equipment Sales) and talked to a very nice gentleman to find out what type of hydraulic fluid should I use?

    He told me to go ahead and use any 10w motor oil.
    He also told me to use 10w oil for the brake fluid also.

    Should I laugh or cry?

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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    A lot of machines use lightweight engine oil in their hydraulic systems. Do you have a reason to doubt what they told you?
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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    Should I laugh or cry?

    No, you should thank him.


    Power-Trac machines use 10W-40 motor oil for the hydraulics, and my Case skid loader uses the same, with a quart of Case additive. Use whatever the manufacturer said. 10W-40 motor oil is the same anywhere in the country and is readily available.
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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    I think you should be cautious enough to find and ask another Terex dealer, but the 10W oil does not sound all that far-fetched to me. A good detergent oil will keep your system clean and has good heat characteristics. I would also ask one of those Terex dealers where I might obtain an Operator's Manual so you don't have to guess at issues like this in the future.
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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    Which is cheaper, a 5 gallon 10w oil or 5 gallon generic hydraulic fuild?

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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    About the same price. My tractor called for strait 30W motor oil in the hydraulics. I did not like how slow it was in the winter so I switched over to a 20W hydro oil, AW64 or something like that.

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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    Would 5W motor oil be okay for hydraulics and brakes?

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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    Depending on where you live, whether the 10W - 40 motor oil would work. If that is what the dealer said, then I would use his advise. You can find that oil just about anywhere.
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    Default Re: Sir, what hydrualic fluid should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    Should I laugh or cry?

    No, you should thank him.


    Power-Trac machines use 10W-40 motor oil for the hydraulics, and my Case skid loader uses the same, with a quart of Case additive. Use whatever the manufacturer said. 10W-40 motor oil is the same anywhere in the country and is readily available.
    Yes you should use reg. 10w-40 motor oil for that because it is almost the best stuff you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondarider View Post
    I own a Trex TX650 skip loader. Being a newbie, I called the Terex dealer in northern california (RGW Equipment Sales) and talked to a very nice gentleman to find out what type of hydraulic fluid should I use?

    He told me to go ahead and use any 10w motor oil.
    He also told me to use 10w oil for the brake fluid also.

    Should I laugh or cry?
    I would keep it all the same

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