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is it weird that my 2320 is low on hydraulic fluid already? ive only had it for about a month. its not leaking, and ive only had the loader off about 4 times so i can imagine the couple little drops that come out when you disconnect/connect the hoses did it.

when i look at the little glass gauge, on a level surface, machine cool, i dont see anything at all.

gonna fill it up per the operators manual but im just wondering if it came from the dealer low, i didnt look at it when they delivered it.
 

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It is possible that the level was low on delivery, but not likely. Do you use any implements on the rear hydraulic that may be leaking? I would correct the fluid level and monitor the situation.
 

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Also make sure the 3PH is lowered all the way when Che king the level.
 

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And loader cylinders collapsed.:flag_of_truce:
 

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I would think there is a slight possiblility that you may have just worked out all the air in your systems. Along with the fact it could have been delivered on the low side. I would not think it unusual to top it off.
 

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I would think there is a slight possibility that you may have just worked out all the air in your systems. Along with the fact it could have been delivered on the low side. I would not think it unusual to top it off.
The very same thing happened to me last June when I received my new 2305. I spent a day pushing brush with my FEL and at the end of the day my level was low. Being my very first tractor I was very concerned. I called the Mechanic who gave me the "This is how you use your tractor" talk at the dealer and he said the exact thing Randy did and gave me a 1/2 gallon of Hydraulic fluid to take home with me.
 

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I'd wager on the air lock too. I had something similar on my new 2305 when I first got it. One of the coupling nuts on the FEL was loose and lost some fluid. Dealer maintained it had been checked prior to delivery (started, used FEL, etc) and level was fine. Dealer gave me some to top it up, but it began to leak from the vent on the tranny. They figured it was probably an air lock, because it wouldn't show in the glass when it was topped up. However, they played it safe and replaced the vent under warranty as they had experienced the same thing on several models (faulty trannie vent). Replacing the vent cured my problem, fluid now shows correctly, but it just as easily could have been an air lock.

I would think there is a slight possiblility that you may have just worked out all the air in your systems. Along with the fact it could have been delivered on the low side. I would not think it unusual to top it off.
 

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same situation on my 2320, it was delivered low. Received it in May 2010 and it was not until this past spring when I topped it off, just never got around to really checking if it was low.
took almost a half gallon to get things topped off. Just can't trust anyone now a days.
 

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The more I think about it, my dealer specifically told me to keep an eye on it for the first few weeks as this is standard operating procedure. Now it is habbit to check it regular. You have to keep in mind there are a lot of nooks and crannies in that system to get the air out of. :thumbup1gif:
 

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i topped it off. my dad said that it could also have been that it was filled without the loader on it. then it took some to fill the loader cylinders. either way its all good now. thanks for all the advice.
 

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Makes sense, mine came with the loader, so they either would have topped it at the factory, or the dealer, if they added it on.....

i topped it off. my dad said that it could also have been that it was filled without the loader on it. then it took some to fill the loader cylinders. either way its all good now. thanks for all the advice.
 

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Has anyone ever posted photos of their sight glass reading the correct level. I've looked at mine and all I see is red. I checked the dipstick and it seemed to be quite full. I'm not sure what I am looking at. The red in the sight glass doesn't look like hydro fluid. Is it too full or is it low? Maybe just my bad eyesight.
 

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Anywhere in the Sight Glass is fine. If it is red then you still have the oil that was put in at the factory (as do I). The oil you buy from JD will not be red unless you buy the red dye they sell to add to it.

If the entire sight glass is full all the time, raise the 3PT all the way and raise the FEL arms all the way up and roll the bucket all the way up and the fluid in the sight glass should be much lower in the window, if it shows at all. Fluid is normally checked with all the hydraulics in the rest (down) position.
 

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I used to deliver equipment and I always checked the hydraulic level AFTER operating each of the cylinders a couple times before leaving the shop. Techs ocassionally do forget this step. Once you operate the cylinders, most of the air is out of the system. I always showed the customer how to check the level and carried HyGard with me just in case.

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I used to deliver equipment and I always checked the hydraulic level AFTER operating each of the cylinders a couple times before leaving the shop. Techs ocassionally do forget this step. Once you operate the cylinders, most of the air is out of the system. I always showed the customer how to check the level and carried HyGard with me just in case.

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Good man!! Glad to hear you took pride in the product you delivered. !!
 

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I used to deliver equipment and I always checked the hydraulic level AFTER operating each of the cylinders a couple times before leaving the shop. Techs ocassionally do forget this step. Once you operate the cylinders, most of the air is out of the system. I always showed the customer how to check the level and carried HyGard with me just in case.

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Welcome to DT GD:thumbup1gif:

You currently own all those machines in your sig? We need some pictures to prove it:laugh:
 

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Anywhere in the Sight Glass is fine. If it is red then you still have the oil that was put in at the factory (as do I). The oil you buy from JD will not be red unless you buy the red dye they sell to add to it.

If the entire sight glass is full all the time, raise the 3PT all the way and raise the FEL arms all the way up and roll the bucket all the way up and the fluid in the sight glass should be much lower in the window, if it shows at all. Fluid is normally checked with all the hydraulics in the rest (down) position.
I had to revive this thread to see if anyone else has had problems with the red sight glass. I drained the red break in fliud and replaced with the plain fluid 50 operating hours ago. Just did the winter oil change ,lube, etc and when I checked the hydraulic fluid all i could see was the red glass and no fluid. When I did the tranny fliud change I put the amount in specified in the manual. I added 3 quarts of fluid and still no fluid visible in the red sight glass. I did put on and take off the snowblower last year so I guess that used a little fluid from the reservoir. I need to go 50 miles to the deere store for more fluid and keep adding it until I see a change in the sight glass? Or would you drain the reservoir and start from scratch? I am sure other 2320 owners have faced this problem. Feedback appreciated.
I wuold like to have a few words with the genius engineer who decided that a dipstick to check the fluid level was unecessary. If anyone has his phone number please e-mail it to me so I can call him every night at three in the morning and thank him.:lol: I was able to grease that one u-joint thru the giant hole I cut in my dash assembly without incident. I am still waiting for that engineers' number also so i can put him on my auto dial list too! thanks in advance,
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When I did the tranny fliud change I put the amount in specified in the manual. I added 3 quarts of fluid and still no fluid visible in the red sight glass.
3 QUARTS? Is that correct? My X500 takes more than that. Unfortunately JD no longer offers the 2320 operators manual available on line.
 

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I had to revive this thread to see if anyone else has had problems with the red sight glass. I drained the red break in fliud and replaced with the plain fluid 50 operating hours ago. Just did the winter oil change ,lube, etc and when I checked the hydraulic fluid all i could see was the red glass and no fluid. When I did the tranny fliud change I put the amount in specified in the manual. I added 3 quarts of fluid and still no fluid visible in the red sight glass. I did put on and take off the snowblower last year so I guess that used a little fluid from the reservoir. I need to go 50 miles to the deere store for more fluid and keep adding it until I see a change in the sight glass? Or would you drain the reservoir and start from scratch? I am sure other 2320 owners have faced this problem. Feedback appreciated.
I wuold like to have a few words with the genius engineer who decided that a dipstick to check the fluid level was unecessary. If anyone has his phone number please e-mail it to me so I can call him every night at three in the morning and thank him.:lol: I was able to grease that one u-joint thru the giant hole I cut in my dash assembly without incident. I am still waiting for that engineers' number also so i can put him on my auto dial list too! thanks in advance,
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Getting the level absolutely correct is not required. I try to get the level of fluid to the middle of the sight glass. To check the level the tractor should be sitting on level ground with all attachments lowered to the ground. The tractor should be allowed to sit and co before checking. The level should be some where in the sight glass.


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3 QUARTS? Is that correct? My X500 takes more than that. Unfortunately JD no longer offers the 2320 operators manual available on line.
I checked the level of the fluid in the red sight glass and did not see any fluid. I then added 2-3 quarts a little at a time and it did not appear in the glass. I did not change the oil as I did the first oil change 50 hours ago. I think the thing holds 3 1/2 gallons. I have no leaks anywhere and the only thing that could have affected the oil level was putting on and taking off the snowblower and reinstalling the FEL. Have others had to add up to 3 qts to make the oil appear in the red window?
 
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