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What Hydraulic Oil To Use

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2020/09/30 15:26:02 (permalink)
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What Hydraulic Oil To Use

I was given an old Snapper ZTR mower and it looks to be about 1/2 full so I was going to add some.  Would hydraulic jack oil be the same thing? It was the only thing home depot had.
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    Re: What Hydraulic Oil To Use 2020/09/30 15:43:04 (permalink)
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    Welcome! To answer your question, don't do it. The transmission likely has Mobil 1 20-50 synthetic in it but check the manual or contact a dealer to be sure. How did you determine the unit is half full? If you overfill you will have blown seals and an oily mess.
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    Re: What Hydraulic Oil To Use 2020/09/30 16:58:02 (permalink)
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    I took the cap off (which has "Hydraulic Oil Only" on it) and it appears to be down, but not low.  I am glad I checked and I will call a dealer.
    Thanks so much for your help & take care - Gerry
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    Re: What Hydraulic Oil To Use 2020/09/30 17:16:58 (permalink)
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    You are correct.  The dealer said Mobil 1 20-50 Synthetic.
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