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JCB automatic transmission fluid #4676801
02/24/18 05:58 PM
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I have a 1989 JCB backhoe, need to change the automatic transmission fluid. The manual says to use "JCB special transmission fluid." I can't find this fluid for sale anywhere local, and I've heard it would be very expensive anyway. The only specs I can find indicate ESP-M2C-33G, but came across a post in a heavy equipment forum that said it was simply ATF type F. Does this sound right?

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Re: JCB automatic transmission fluid [Re: Fragile] #4676893
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That actually does. My dad has a telescopic loader of the same vintage with the shuttle shift transmission and all we ever put it in was auto tranny fluid. More likely for us we used Mercon Dexron 3 since our pickups used the same.


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Re: JCB automatic transmission fluid [Re: Fragile] #4676897
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Re: JCB automatic transmission fluid [Re: Fragile] #4676899
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M2C33-G is Type F.

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I would personally prefer shear-stable TDTO 10W, if not 30 for a work machine.

Re: JCB automatic transmission fluid [Re: Ramblejam] #4677021
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Originally Posted By: Ramblejam
M2C33-G is Type F.


Interesting!

A lot of hydraulics (esp Sundstrand) spec oils that just about any Dexron/Mercon III will meet.

I dump the used Mercon V from my 2008 F150 into my tractor Hyd system grin grin2 cheers


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Re: JCB automatic transmission fluid [Re: Linctex] #4701551
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Ramblejam
M2C33-G is Type F.


Interesting!

A lot of hydraulics (esp Sundstrand) spec oils that just about any Dexron/Mercon III will meet.

I dump the used Mercon V from my 2008 F150 into my tractor Hyd system grin grin2 cheers


This is not entirely true. I would personally avoid use of transmission fluids in my hydraulic system, and certainly NEVER use used fluid in my system. Here is a snippit from the latest Danfoss (former Sundstrand, Saure-Sundstrand, Sauer-Danfoss) fluids manual. Mercon III is not approved, and used to be on the questionable list if I remember right. Additionally in meeting the OEM spec, it must also meet ISO 11158


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