Hydro oil for dump trailer..

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grandview (2006), Sep 11, 2007.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    What type sure I use for the reservoir. The stuff in it now is almost clear looking It's a PJ trailer.
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    It doesn't say what weight of oil it takes ?

    Anyhow dip your finger into it if its real thin its probably 10 weight and like you said its clear so it maybe 10 weight its the cheapest you can buy.

    AW-46 is pretty much the heaviest and it will have a pinkish tinge to it.

    In hydraulics you can pretty much use any kind of oil except for engine oil.
  3. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 752

    Might want to contact the maker of the trailer and ask, easy enough.
    Lots of hyd sytems now spec engine oil.
  4. Fatboy

    Fatboy LawnSite Member
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    Or automatic transmission fluid.

  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    We use atf in the plows, trailer, and truck hydraulics. It really makes things easy.
  6. Fatboy

    Fatboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Yep, it's hydraulic fluid with a red dye.


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