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Where to find SAE 30 weight HYDRAULIC fluid??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MoGreen, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. MoGreen

    MoGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I need about 3-4 quarts, but cannot find it. Also, did some research. Is ISO 100 the same as SAE 30?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,001

    I ran across this;


    I would call Eaton back and make sure their not calling 30W ENGINE oil Hydro oil because it's going into a hydro system.

    Hydro Gear and Peerless uses ENGINE oil in their pumps and I've never put anything but in Eaton's.....
  3. OP

    MoGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    So you would recommend the Amsoil syncromesh tranny fluid in it?
    The tech at Bobcat told me to use the Mobil 1 Delvac synthetic 50 transmission oil. (it was in a TSB they got from Eaton)
    Eaton said 30 weight hydro fluid.
    50 seems a little heavy, eh?
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,001


    I'm not going to recommend anything in this situation, There's just too many different stories being thrown around.

    My plan was to do this at lunch time today, But I had to return home for a tool I needed at the shop and killed too much time.....


    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999


    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Look at the specs. ISO 100, SAE 30
  7. OP

    MoGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Got it! Thanks for the help!!
    I'm down to my LAST part I need to rebuild this thing.
    I "broke" the plastic actuator that bypasses the fluid when free wheeling the mower around. Does anyone have this laying around? hahaha....
    I purchased all of the other parts from partstree.com by referencing another mower that uses the same Eaton 778 pump/motor unit.
    The thing is, it does not include the part number for the actuator. (Eaton p/n 108240-000)
    Is there a "lawnmower parts junkyard" I could find this at?
    Thanks for the help!
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,741

    Those higher number ones get tough to find. I have some SAE 80-90 that I needed for my core drill. Ordered it from napa. At some point they stop calling it hydraulic fluid and start calling it gear oil.
  9. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,097

    SAE to ISO Gear Oil Conversion

    I have had this problem before. Our oil supply company man tells me that SAE and ISO is like apples and oranges.
    SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30 and SAE gear lube grade 80W-90 can all be ISO grade 100.

    ISO is a different classification than SAE. It is not like changing inches to millimeters but like trying to changes inches to litters or millimeters to degree fahrenheit or lead to gold.

    Call the pump manufactures.
  10. jdunk

    jdunk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    what could a bobcat tech know

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