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Hustler hydros overfilled #4718840
04/06/18 07:02 PM
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Gilitar Offline OP
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I just received a brand new Hustler Raptor SD 54 from Lowe's today and was doing a fluid check before cutting grass and noticed a potential issue. The hydro reservoir is WAY overfilled... I would say that it is over 3/4 full in fact. The store couldn't answer whether they topped it off or it came that way. I guess my concern is that the store poured any old thing in there when they saw that the container was "empty". I don't feel good about this right of the gate. What do you guys think? Also to top it off Hustler makes their customer service number very hard to come by. Was definitely not happy with that. What would my fellow BITOGers do?


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Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4718859
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Are you checking tank when stone cold overnight.

Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4718864
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Yes, it's just plain overfilled unfortunately.


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Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4718871
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If concerned Id pump out tank over flow to cold fill 2min job

Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4718886
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I have no problem doing that. I'm just concerned that some idiot at the store poured 10w30 in the reservoir.


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Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4718900
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I'd be concerned they put some horrible poor quality "303/R&O" type of hydraulic fluid instead of AW-46 or better.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4718902
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Originally Posted By: Gilitar
I'm just concerned that some idiot at the store poured 10w30 in the reservoir.


That actually wouldn't hurt a thing.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4718914
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I'm just going to suck some of the fluid out and go with it. I guess I'm being OCD....


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Re: Hustler hydros overfilled [Re: Gilitar] #4719002
04/06/18 10:32 PM
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Removed about half a quart from the reservoir. The oil had the consistency of a good old 20w50. I think I'll be fine.


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