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Generic hydraulic fluid????

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by travislakerat, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. travislakerat

    travislakerat LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 28

    I bought a Cat Backhoe and was wondering if people out there only use factory fluids or they purchase hydro fluid and trans fluid at other places. The Cat dealer is a pretty good haul for me and if I can buy it cheaper and it just as good...... What are some options? I found several types at Tractor Supply, but none really crossed directly with the Cat fluid.
  2. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    as long as it is the right viscosity oil is oil...we get ours from the same supplier that we get our bulk motor oil from
  3. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    same as dirt digger. By purchasing at a local bulk supplier, I get the same quality at a significant discount vs. buying dealer marked same product.
  4. travislakerat

    travislakerat LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 28

    Sweet. Thanks

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