It's time to change the transmission/transaxle oil in my '14 Ranger 570. I don't use Polaris lubricants so I have been searching for alternatives.
I emailed Klotz (that's the oil I use) to see what they had to say and got this responce:
What you are looking for would be the KE-970. That is our 75w/80 transmission lubricant which can also be used in the gearcase.
If you have any further questions you can always contact me directly.
James Perkins | Sales Representative
Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Inc.
7424 Freedom Way | Fort Wayne, IN 46818
P 260 490-0489 ext 222 | F 260 490-0490
Mastering the Science of Synthetic Lubrication Since 1959"
I also emailed Royal Purple and received this reply:
"Good Afternoon Chris,
Polaris, though makers of excellent ATVs and UTVs, provides ambiguous and occasionally changing fluid recommendations for their vehicles. Our recommendations are based on what we could determine based on the scant information available on the Polaris lubricants, and field use by many of our customers. If warranty compliance is a concern for you on your 2014 Polaris Ranger 570 we recommended sticking to the OE AGL Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant.
Once warranty compliance is no longer a concern to replace the Polaris AGL Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant the Royal Purple Synchromax (part #01512, quart bottle) is the recommended product.
Judging by the MSDS for the AGL Gearcase Lube, it is a light viscosity fluid (very similar to an automatic transmission fluid). I have seen reference to people using a Dexron III fluid, but it is not optimal. Our Synchromax fluid is what we generally recommend for gearboxes that specify an ATF-like fluid, as it is of the appropriate viscosity, but contains additional additives that protect gear faces and sprockets and chains found in manual transmissions and transfer cases.
Thank you for choosing Royal Purple, and have a great day!
Automotive, Technical Support"
I can get the Royal Purple locally but will probably order the Klotz just to keep all the lubricants the same brand, I'm OCD like that.
Just thought I would share to increase the available options for those looking to replace Polaris lubricants with other brands.