GC series checking hydro fluid with bucket on

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daman1

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Oil at operating temp, all rods retracted then let it sit a few minutes then check is about as close as you'll get
 
  
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I think the logic of having all the rams retracted is that the rod side of cylinder takes a bit less fluis to fill... There for more oil in transmission (tank)... its really just transferring a small volume of from tank to rams or from rams back to tank...

And manual for my 1715 is basically "check to see if fluid in sight glass"... Does not mention position of rams...

Dale
I had accidentally serviced with my bucket curled down those rams full extend) with my lift about 1/4 extended.
I drained a solid quart out to bring it back to acceptable levels.
I am still about a pint overfull but I do a LOT of work on hills, my lawn rises 10 feet withing a 20 foot travel so I am not worried about that pint.
I seem to remember the manual for the 1710 saying same thing also and that had a backhoe on it.
 
  
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Oil at operating temp, all rods retracted then let it sit a few minutes then check is about as close as you'll get
yeah that seems to be best bet, never gonna get perfect.
 
 
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