What hydraulic oild do I use on a dump insert???

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hobbsd, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. hobbsd

    hobbsd LawnSite Senior Member
    from west wi
    Messages: 448

    I have a dump bed on my pick-up truck that is old and doesn't have a name or number on it anymore.

    The hydraulic oil is low, but I don't know what kind to put in.

    Does anyone know what I could or should put in???

  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Is the fluid that's in it now red in color ?
    Maybe automatic trans. fluid ?

    If not we use AW32 hydraulic oil in all our rental equipment both large and small.

    But not knowing what's in it now I wouldn't just add but with the bed down (cylinder retracted) drain all the old oil and re-fill. Mixing oils could cause problems.

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