Tractor fluid has friction modifiers for the clutches, which detracts from the performance for anti-wear. Us hydraulic pump and motor guys will always prefer a hydraulic fluid for best component life. Choose the proper grade based on your temperature range you plan on using it. What pump are you using?
If this is just a log splitter...I would use a AW hydraulic fluid hands down over a tractor fluid.
Last edited by DriveHard; 04/30/20 09:07 AM.