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Oil for 580L

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Maybeso, May 29, 2020.

  1. Maybeso

    Maybeso Active Member

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    I live in a remote part of Alaska and oil is scarce.The nearest case dealer is about 800 miles away and the oil would have to come by barge, so what I would like to know I have two types of oil locally that can take the place of Hy-tran, Id like to know a few opinions on which you folks think is a better oil for my machine. One is Napa Tractor hydraulic and transmisson oil, Part number NHF85405. The other is John Deere Hy-gard. Im not worried about the cost, I want quality. The case dealer I talked to swears that his service tech says that the napa oil is perfectly fine for the machine. Thankyou for any input
     
  2. mitch504

    mitch504 Senior Member

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    For the Hydraulic system, either is probably ok. For the transmission, the NAPA fluid is NOT acceptable. The Hy-Gard does have wet brake and clutch friction modifiers, and is much closer to the Case spec.
     
  3. dozr

    dozr Senior Member

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    i have allways used automatic trans oil in 680 and 580l in trans easy to get an have not had a problem , used good tractor hyd in hyd.
     
  4. mikebramel

    mikebramel Senior Member

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