My Mahindra 7520 specs Chevron 1000 THF for the transmission/hydraulic fluid. It's very hard for me to get in my area and I would like to use something more readily available, preferably something I can order online. (The NAPA website says they carry Chevron THF but when you try to check out, they don't.) This fluid lubricates the transmission, wet brakes, wet clutch, and acts as the hydraulic oil. I called Mahindra and asked what else I could use, but it's a call center with people reading manuals, and they said what is specified are the only options. I found this website that lists equivalent fluids: https:/
According to them, there are many options that are "equivalent." From Sunoco TH fluid which is only $41 for 5 gallons to Phillips 66, Kendall, Mobil, BlueSky (at $153 per 5 gallons). The main thing is I don't want to put in some other oil and regret it, because it starts screwing up O-rings, or making my brakes or clutch slip, etc. Checking the specs of Sunoco TH vs the Chevron THF they are quite similar in their described usage, viscosity, and pour point. The flash point is close, but lower, Sunoco at 200C while Chevron is 235C. Here are links to these specs:
https:/ petroleumservicecompany.com/ chevron-1000-tractor-hydraulic-fluid/ /
https:/ cglapps.chevron.com/ msdspds/ PDSDetailPage.aspx?docDataId=77320&docFormat=PDF /
So what's the reality here? Mahindra tractors are sold all over the world, and surely they aren't all using Chevron 1000 THF. My gut tells me that I can substitute this Sunoco TH without any problems, but I don't want to do it and then regret it.
Jon petroleumservicecompany.com/ content/ pdfs/ Sunoco-TH-Fluid-J20C-PDS.pdf