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Re: Substitute for John Deere Hy-Gard J20D? [Re: mrsilv04] #5251343 10/27/19 01:31 PM
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While I know for sure that the Chevron "Synthetic All-Weather THF" meets the JD spec for this and several other TT transaxles, I would stick with the Low Vis HyGard. I'm a long time JD tractor owner and have always used HyGard where indicated, with absolutely no complaints. The fact that it is very reasonably priced, makes it a no brainer. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Chevron makes the HyGard, but it would take some searching to get that info. JD has a lot at stake in what they recommend, and I'm confident they wouldn't recommend anything but the best for their transaxles.
I know it's a natural tendency to want to "change", "imporve", "re-engineer", or "second guess" the engineers at the factory, but don't change what is known to work, not to mention recommended by the guys who build them.

Re: Substitute for John Deere Hy-Gard J20D? [Re: mrsilv04] #5314692 01/06/20 10:49 AM
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Hope this isn't against policy here. If so, I won't be offended by a delete of this posting. Just trying to help out...

Anyway. I have an unopened 55 gallon drum of the Citgo Transgard THF Lo-Temp in NW Ohio, that I'm willing to part with. It specifies John Deere J20D compatibility.

Re: Substitute for John Deere Hy-Gard J20D? [Re: mrsilv04] #5318143 01/09/20 08:17 PM
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All my machines are much older than your Deere I'm sure, but I've switched over our hydraulic and transmission oils to ATF. I paid $8/gal for a drum of Sunoco ATF which has fantastic cold flow properties.

I'm not advising you to defy the recommended oil for your machine, but in this case my manuals gave me the flexibility to run this ATF and I'm very happy with it.


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Re: Substitute for John Deere Hy-Gard J20D? [Re: mrsilv04] #5318453 01/10/20 07:33 AM
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HyGard/HyGard Low Vis is one of the best fluids on the planet for its intended use, and its competitively priced. No need to re-invent the wheel with this fluid choice.


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Re: Substitute for John Deere Hy-Gard J20D? [Re: mrsilv04] #5325562 01/17/20 06:20 PM
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J20 specs are on almost every crap to platinum level aftermarket hytran fluid out there. They are NOT all created equal. The John Deere site explains this. The low vis Hyguard is really good stuff and my only fault with it is questionable protection in the hot summer months with long hard hours of work. Regular Hyguard works in any low temp where you will get me out there and working, so my compact utility manual has that. EIther Hyguard can even serve as hydrostatic fluid. I have been told, but do not know for sure, that Valvoline produces it so maybe they have similar aftermarket product, but the good stuff is NOT cheap.


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