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post #1 of 3 Old 06-11-2019, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Wrong substance in transaxel

So I made a big dumb mistake not paying attention. Someone moved some of my jugs around and I grabbed the wrong white gallon jug. Put about a pint of Round Up in the hydrolic fluid of my 1986 JD 855. I have the original manual and they state that it has a 3 1/3 gallon capacity, JD counterman shows 4.5 gallon. When I drained it I only got about a gallon out. Is there a way to get all of it or flush the system?

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-13-2019, 01:44 AM
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Re: Wrong substance in transaxel

Did you run the engine after adding the Round Up? If so, which cylinders did you cycle?

Round Up will work as a hydraulic fluid, but it may not work well with the regular fluid. If the engine hasn't been run, just draining the reservoir should take care of the problem.


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Re: Wrong substance in transaxel

Well you won't get any weeds growing in there.

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