Power steering fluid for 1971 Ford 4500 backhoe

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Cornell

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Ford 4500
What type of fluid should I use in the power steering reservoir? Been using automotive power steering fluid and it bubbles out of the vent at the top of the reservoir until it's empty.
 
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Smokeydog

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Location
Knoxville, Tennessee
Tractor
Kubota B26, M59, M5030DT
The Ford dealer told me the same tractor hydraulic/transmission fluid could be used everywhere.
Had a small leak on the power steering cylinder. Had to periodically add fluid. Used a 2liter coke bottle that I kept in the tool box. Didn’t take much oil and cheaper to feed than fix. Could see lots of bubbles when filling.
The ps pump has a circular filter. Got a filter and gaskets but never changed.
The repair manuals was a set of 9 books. Well written and easy to understand.
Had the 4500 for over 20 years on the farm. One of the best running diesels I ever had. Sold it for what I paid for it.
 
 
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