Toro Hydralic Fluid Type?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Stuttering Stan, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I Just Noticed The Hydralic Fluid In My Toro 325 Is Red, Like Transmission Fluid. I Thought These Used Mobil 15w50 Motor Oil. Can Anyone Clear This Up For Me?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Most all of the Toro drive trains I can remeber ALL run MOBIL 1 synthetic 15w50. If you give a model and serial #, I might be able to provide further information! Good Luck!
  4. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Model #74182. Serial #891466. Toro's website recommends Mobil Fluid 424(ISO 46) or equivalent anti-waer hydro fluid. What is Mobil Fluid 424?
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
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    The 325 normally call for the 15W40 as you mentioned. The reason it is red is because of a dye they use so you can see it easier. I forget the part number of the dye, it comes in about 1 ounce bottles. We have it in stock in our shop.
    The larger units call for ISO 46, however we use ISO 68 and also add the dye to it. Without the dye it is real hard to tell where it is on the dipstick.

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