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#1122167 - 04/04/08 06:26 PM John Deere 185 Hydrostatic Fluid
hertzer Offline

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 68
Loc: Ohio
I have a 1989 John Deere 185 lawn tractor, with a Sauer Sundstrand hydrostatic transaxle. I don't have the owners manual, and I need to know what fluid to use when I change out the hydrostatic fluid. Anybody know what they spec. for this unit? Thanks!

#1122182 - 04/04/08 06:51 PM Re: John Deere 185 Hydrostatic Fluid [Re: hertzer]
Steve S Offline

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Call a John Deere dealer for the info.
Why do people post I want the best for my car,,, When there isn't anything that is the best on the car to begin with.

#1122185 - 04/04/08 06:56 PM Re: John Deere 185 Hydrostatic Fluid [Re: hertzer]
JTK Offline

Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8922
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Sauer/Sundstrand/Danfoss transaxles typically spec ATF, hydraulic fluid or 20wt motor oil. 5w20 motor oil works well in them.

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