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WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? #1633740
10/16/09 10:59 AM
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BOBCATKUNTRY Offline OP
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PLEASE HELP...I HAVE A BOBCAT CT225 TRACTOR, HYDROSTATIC , 4WD, TRANSMISSION AND HYDRAULICS SHARE THE SAME OIL/FLUID EACH WITH SEPARATE FILTER...I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO MAKES THE HYDRAULIC FLUID FOR BOBCAT AND/OR WHAT WOULD BE A LESS EXPENSIVE EQUIVALENT??? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP..

Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: BOBCATKUNTRY] #1633769
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I don't know who makes it for Bobcat or Kioti but just about any UTF meets the spec for use in either. I am using Amsoils tractor hydraulic in my Kioti CK25HST which is the twin on a CT225.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ath.aspx

Amsoil UTF is the more expensive route, you can buy Supertech UTF at walmart or just go to Napa and get some cheap UTF. I used gear oil in the front diff. If you have HST then you need just short of 8 gallons of UTF if you use gear oil in the front diff, with UTF in the front diff you need 9.5 gallons.


2015 Toyota 4runner mobil 1 10w-30
Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: Cup of Joe] #1633883
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Thank you! Any recomendations for or against the Traveller stuff from Tractor Supply? Also, did you change your fluid at the first 50 hour service, or did you just change filters and not change fluid until later?

Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: BOBCATKUNTRY] #1633916
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I changed the fluid and filters since I was going to all amsoil. I have no issues with the UTF available at TSC since many, many people are using it. If cost is an issue I would use it or Napa UTF, Walmart supertech would actually be last on my list.


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Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: Cup of Joe] #1633979
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Go to an oil jobber and they can cross reference the oil to their brand.


Why do people post I want the best for my car,,, When there isn't anything that is the best on the car to begin with.
Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: Steve S] #1638665
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Here is a link...

http://msds.ihs.com/partinfo.aspx?partid=42387

I use the Bobcat oil as it is comparatively priced for me.


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Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: BOBCATKUNTRY] #1655907
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There's an on-going discussion at tractorbynet.com right now. Check out Bobcat tractor discussion and the oil/fluids discussion.

Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: JayhawkRoy] #1736596
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if the Bobcat tractor is anything like their other equipment they use proprietary Bobcat hydraulic fluid in their machines. Standary hydraulic fluid will DAMAGE Bobcat pumps and seals. I have read on other forums where the skidsteers can either run on the recommended Bobcat brand hydraulic fluid or 10w 30 motor oil will suffice once they are out of warranty. That might sound odd but that is what is posted be reliable sources. I own a Bobcat brand skidsteer and a 5 gallon bucket of their hydro fluid runs around $100 USD pretty pricey. The good news is unless you change it a 5 gallon bucket lasts a long time. You can go to the skidsteerforum.com and search the bobcat forums for more information on the subject. I myself belly up to the bar and use the Bobcat brand in my machine to make sure I am covered. This equipment costs too much to trade off for something this important. Oil for vehicles is one thing tractors and skidsteer and that type of equipment are more expensive to take care of in general.

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Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: pondfishr] #1737767
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It's actually manufactured by Kioti, and they tend to specify fairly generic fluids. However, it sounds like Bobcat is still recommending their own fluid. So far, it looks like nothing exactly on the market is the same as the Bobcat stuff.

Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: JayhawkRoy] #1946307
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Perhaps this is not the best place for this this post but if not someone can help with where it should be posted.


Because of the differences between "hydraulic" fluid and "hydrostatic" fluids, wouldn't it be good to have a separate thread for "hydrostatic" fluids to emphasize that difference? Isn't it true that running "hydraulic" fluid where "hydrostatic" fluid is required can have disastrous results to a machine?

Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: ranger52] #1962784
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Is any one familiar with running synthetic hydraulic oil instead of bobcat brand hydraulic oil in a bobcat machine. It seems as if I read somewhere that synthetic hydraulic fluid was a benefit in making the hoses have a longer life than regular hydraulic fluid. Does anyone know if this is true?

Longer hose life could be of particular value on a skid steer.

Also,does anyone know the cost of synthetic hydaulic fluid appropriate for use in a bobcat skid steer compared to the
approximate $100 for 5 gallons of bobcat fluid as mentioned above?

Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: BOBCATKUNTRY] #2425705
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I have an old jug of the Bobcat fluid here and it says on the side panel "Mobil DTE 15M fluid" Apparently it's no longer produced but this may help you find an alternative.



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Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: BOBCATKUNTRY] #2426266
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OK, you are talking about $200 for Amsoil synthetic hydraulic fluid (5 gal). You can become a preferred buyer and get about 20% off.

If the Bobcat container did indeed say Mobil DTE 15M then its ISO grade 46 according to a Mobil website. Amsoil and others make hydraulic fluid by ISO grade and they have a 46.

I guess if it were me I might put synthetic fluid in the hydrostatic section, but not the chain case.


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Re: WHO MAKES BOBCAT HYDRAULIC FLUID? ..EQUIVALENT? [Re: BOBCATKUNTRY] #2430725
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I'm pretty sure Mobil DTE 15M is now Mobil DTE 10 Excel 46.

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