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    Hygard low viscosity alternative

    I just picked up 2 gallons at $25 dollars a gallon and I wanted to check here to see if there was a good cheaper alternative before I put it in? Any help is appreciated!!!


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    Use what you just bought and sleep better at night. Pretty cheap insurance considering how often you will need to change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Use what you just bought and sleep better at night. Pretty cheap insurance considering how often you will need to change it.
    Good advice.
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    I'm not sure if there is anything that meets the J20D spec, there a few options that meet the J20C spec.

    Since your in Kentucky you might get away with that J20C spec rated alternative brands.

    I'm going to direct you to this post which lists some alternatives, though they may not be cheaper:

    Substitute for John Deere Hy-Gard J20D? | Hydraulic Fluids | Bob Is The Oil Guy


    If you are still under warranty you will probably will be best serve sticking with the Deere stuff.
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    There has been a lot of discussion here about HyGuard. I asked the very same question you did. For what its worth, there are other quality brands out there sold at other dealerships like New Holland, Massey Ferguson & Kubota. I was going to buy my HYGuard from New Holland who has convinced me that my JD would not get a tummy ache on New Holland's formula & that it was 100% compatable.

    However, as stated here in this thread, it is better in this case to stick with the JD stuff which is what I did in the end as well. However I fully undersand your asking because I too find the prices at the JD dealer to be freaking out of line insane. That dealer who is charging you $25. a gallon should really explain that to you. Im down here in SC & the local thief I go to charged me $18. per gallon. There can't be that much of a regional difference in price???? Maybe next time you & I should ask our respective dealers to give us at least one kiss before he sc..w's us.


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    Ditto to all the above. Like maddog said that seems high for a gallon I haven't bought any for maybe 6 months now but it was NOT over $20 a gallon.

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    Just over $20 a gallon here in west Texas



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    My father inlaw picked it up and told me the cost later, I put it in already I'm too OCD with my stuff not to use it. I am not finished with the dealer. I will let them know I will not purchase anything there again. I am really kicking myself for not checking to see if I could have added it to my order on GFP. I guess I just needed to vent.


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    I certainly do not know what JD policy is when it comes to dealer prices. Im sure the dealers are dictated to as to how low they can sell tractors & allied implements for. They also may tell them the top end price on any equipment as well so that dealers can have fair competition with each other.
    But when it comes to maintenance line items it appears that however the dealer can manipulate the customer, it's fine with JD parent ship. I guess they figure it will keep the dealer happy & give them some ability to run their business like they were really in charge of it. I've said this before. We are not JD's customers, The dealers are their customers & that's who they serve & protect.

    And for my fellow members who do not feel over paying 20-30-40% more for an item is no big deal, then please remember that on everything else you buy and add that up. Maybe I can set up a retirement fund here among the retired members & share the wealth. Who would like to be first to donate.
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    Heck I guess I can't complain too much I just checked on GFP to see how bad I got ripped and it's $22.51 on there, I will figure out a good alternative for next go round. I guess the increasing number of guys running it in their race car transmissions like I used to have made JD really proud!


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