Re: Cub Cadet 1320 Hydro fluid change question
Even without the temps seen in a combustion engine, ALL lubricants eventually break down. Now the manufacturers may say it needs no changing for the life of the unit, with a design life of "X" years and then replace the whole unit. But I gotta believe that by periodically changing the fluid and filter (if equipped with one) has to extend the life of the unit, provided NO DIRT is accidently introduced into the system. I change the auto tranny fluid, power steering fluid, rear differential lube in my cars, and seem to have extended the life of them beyond normal. My last car crapped out at 289,000 miles and might have lasted longer but I bought it with 150,000 and so it did not get my semi-anal maintenance from the beginning. Just my thoughts. I have never replaced the hydro fluid in an old Cub, and so do not know how difficult it might be, or if the return is worth the effort, but my tractor gets it done every 200 hours or 3 years (manual says 2 years) and it takes my about 1/2 hour to do.
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