- Apr 23, 2021
- S.E. Indiana
- Kioti DK4510MS w/Loader, Grapple Prev: Massey 1250
Coming up on my 50 hour service on my Kioti DK4510 I was going to use 5 gal buckets as well, but after reading this I was reminded that I have a bunch of those storage bins that should work the same. A slight variation though, I bought an inexpensive battery operated transfer pump from Harbor Freight to (possibly) pump out most hydro fluid from the top, swap filter with minimal loss, use same pump to put it back in and top off as needed. I will likely be posting soon on one of two other forums... Harbor Freight Tools That Suck or Harbor Freight Tools That Don't Suck...No shop vac, no quickie filter swap, no magic potions - just do it the correct way. Like BufordBoone suggests.
I "borrowed" one of my wife's Tupper Ware quilt storage containers. I was, at first, thinking of five gallon buckets. Knowing my luck - I'd end up with four gallons in the first bucket and, then, twelve gallons on the ground.
My M6040 holds sixteen plus gallons of hydraulic fluid. The Tupper Ware container worked great. Come to find out - it's a twenty gallon container. I bought the wife a new container.
I drained all the hydraulic fluid into the container - put a plastic bucket under the hydraulic filters ( there are two ) - loosened these filter and let them drain into the bucket - installed two new filters - poured the hydraulic fluid back into the tractor.
The ONLY fluid I lost - what stuck to the bucket and quilt storage container.