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Mahindra service fluids #4892508
10/10/18 05:30 AM
10/10/18 05:30 AM
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Indianapolis, IN
dnewton3 Offline OP
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My friend has a Mahindra 8560 and we need to service it this fall. As good as the tractor is overall, the owner's manual is a bit lacking, TBH. The manual often refers to brand specific stuff (example: the power steering fluid recommends Mobil AW46 type fluid; we used the RK AW46 equivilant).

Looking to choose between a few THF fluids from RK; a very close supply of farm stuff.
Choices for THF:
or this ...

I realize staying away from "yellow pale" stuff is a priority, but either of these seems OK. What's the main difference between them, and would it make a difference in his Mahindra?

The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: Mahindra service fluids [Re: dnewton3] #4892597
10/10/18 08:10 AM
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As I tractor shop, it's stuff like this that makes me want to stay away from their brand. I know Im not answering your question, but this post just confirms my decision.

I will say the Roxor thing is pretty neat though. Test drove one about a month ago. 2 litre turbo diesel, 5 speed, front and rear D44's, rear leafs and BFG KO2's.

A company makes an orange tractor that has awesome parts support.

03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: Mahindra service fluids [Re: dnewton3] #4892639
10/10/18 08:55 AM
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Basehor, KS
JayhawkRoy Online content
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I have owned two Kioti ag tractors, and have had similar issues with identifying correct fluids. The universal fluid with the J20C spec equivalent is the one I have used with success in my tractors. I know nothing about the differences in the Case/IH fluids vs the universal fluid with the J20C spec.

Re: Mahindra service fluids [Re: dnewton3] #4892702
10/10/18 09:48 AM
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IMO if he really works it as a field tractor, I'd just get name brand stuff. Shell, Chevron, etc. If he's stuck on RK he'll have to do the research on what odd spec Case had to warrant a separate THF. I think some Case's in the 70's had a weird automatic power shifting which may have needed a special fluid to hold together for the warranty period.
My Kioit dealer uses Chevron THF 1000 since Kioti doesn't sell a THF. I chose Petro Canada Duratran for its slightly better cold flow but still thick enough for summer use running near max hp for hours doing hay, also they publish a good set of specs, so its no mystery what you are getting.

Last edited by IndyIan; 10/10/18 09:59 AM.

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