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 03-28-2005, 22:13 Post: 108959
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 Super UDT or hy-gard?

I figured I'd post this one here. I have a JD Gator I just picked up cheap and want to change the transmission fluid. It says to use only John Deere Hy-gard. I have 2 gallons of Super UDT in my garage. It's gotta be just as good or better right? By all means I can't see it hurting it. Any opinions? I don't need cutting edge because this is a knock around utility vehicle. I stole it for $1,000 and it runs great but it deserves a service because I have no clue when it was done last. They are pretty much the same stuff right?






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 03-29-2005, 06:04 Post: 108970
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 Super UDT or hy-gard?

My instinct would tell me to use the recommended stuff. You're right, Super UTD is very high quality fluid. However, it might not be an issue of quality, rather formulation. Honestly, I have no idea how close the two are in formulation or performance.






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 Super UDT or hy-gard?

Since gators are not hydrostatic units the fluid you are putting in is only for lubrication for the trans. assy. Super UDT is a little lighter than Hy Guard in constituency. I would say that it would probably be OK. but There is always that chance. If you do not want to spend the money on Hy guard I would go with a universal hyd. fluid or even regular 10w30 motor oil.






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