Brand new here, hope this question has not been answered before( I couldn't find it in FAQ) I just aquired a JD 210c with the product id of *T021CA728468* and engine serial T04239D1414890 and another number on engine plate 423 (0) (i think looks like a degree symbol) DT002
Does anyone know the year, and more importantly, what is the correct procedure for checking hydralic fluid? This was a buddies grandfathers machine who recently passed away. He does nothing with equipment, and asked that I take it off his hands and add it to my farm. I have never owned a JD, could not afford any. I have a ford 5000 rc tractor, IH dozer ect. So I have not books or info on this machine and the JD dealer is closed. I drove machine off my trailer and dug a hole about 8 ft deep. All fluids looked good and level with it shut down and cold, (Hydro. fluid 1/2 up dip stick) running hydro fluid was between h and c marks. As I was driving it to my barn, hydro's started whinning like it was low on fluid. On the right side of machine, under wheel well cover it was blowing hydro fluid out from the rear most hard line. Looks like this is a feed line that goes to the (splitter) where 6 lines, 3 rubber hose, 3 hard line hoses, all split off and go different places. I shut down the machine immediatly and lowered all the front and rear buckets and lowered outriggers not putting pressure on any of them as the machine was turned off. I removed the wheel well front plate to access the hose connectors. The rear most (toward rear of machine) hard lines nut was only hand tight. I unscrewed it and checked the o ring. it was crushed on one side almost in to. I replaced it with a new o ring and re tightened nut. I could see hydro fluid it hose and checking fluid while standing on the ground on the right side under the foot plate, fluid is still 1/4 to 1/2 up dip stick. I have not started machine, wanted to insure it will not harm it to do so. Question is again, what is the correct procedure for checking hydro fluid? Where do I add it? Straight into dipstick hole? will hydro fluid I use for my dozer/tractors and other equipment work? I am a swat team member, and have to return to duty Sunday and will be on 12 hr shifts thru Saturday of the following week. Thats why I tried to include all the info I thought may be needed. Thank you all in advance for reading and hopefully answering.