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    2520 Hydraulic Fluid Question

    What are most of you guys putting in after changing your hydraulic oil and filter?

    HY-Gard J20C
    or the Low Viscosity HY-Gard J20D ?

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    I used the regular Hy-Gard, It probably gets colder where you are so the Low-Vis might be better for you.
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    Low-Vis

    I am using the Low-Vis here in Wisconsin, but probably don't need to. My machines sit in a heated building.
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    That's kind of what I was thinking, my machine always stays in a heated garage so I'm thinking regular HY-Gard.

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    Klash2,

    This is what TM2074 recommends for my 2210. I do not have a 2520 TM but I am sure it is similar.

    IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Transaxle is filled with
    John Deere HY-Gard (J20C) transmission oil at the
    factory. DO NOT mix oils

    Do not use type “F” automatic transmission fluid.
    Use only Hy-Gard (J20C) or Low Viscosity Hy-Gard (J20D)
    transmission oil.

    John Deere Hy-Gard transmission oil is specially
    formulated to provide maximum protection against
    mechanical wear, corrosion, and foaming.

    The following John Deere oil is PREFERRED:
    • Hy-Gard J20C Oil

    The following oil is also recommended if above preferred oil
    is not available:
    • Low Viscosity Hy-Gard J20D Oil

    IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! If operating
    temperatures are below -18C.

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    Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard here in New York, I don't think the dealer here even stocks the regular Hy-Gard.
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    My dealer pushed me onto the Low Viscosity as well. He said everything they service in this area that's what they put in because it gives the broader range of operation especially for our climate in up here in Canada.
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    yup, in PA the we always recomend the low-vis for scuts, and cuts. and the regular HYGUARD for the Ag tractors
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