Just curious why people think Hygard is priced too high, seems to me it is quite reasonable when you compare it to stuff like Mobil 1 engine oil. I bought 16 litres of it at 4 something a litre and I paid just abt abt 42 bux + txs etc for 4.4 liters of Mobil 1 for my truck and I need 7 liters for it every 2 months. And how long does it take to put 200 hrs on a Deere to have it require a transaxle oil change. We have 39.1 hrs on our 2320 since last sept.
I bought a 5 gallon bucket of Hygard not long ago at my local JD dealer, it was $87.00. When I go to my hometown the same product there is 43.00 at that JD dealer.
I would think CAT and Komatsu and Case use a quality hydraulic fluid too, I wonder how it compares with Hygard?
I feel certain that Deere doesn't make Hygard. One of the petro companies probably does and probably offers the same product under a different name with the same specs.
Also, I am usually working when the JD dealer is open, i can't always take off from work and drive across town hauling all of my equipment and 3-4 guys with me that are on the clock. if i can find the same product at Advance or NAPA I can probably stop by on the weekend to buy it without burning 30 dollars in labor and losing $$$ from pulling my gear and guys off site.
How long does it take to put 200 hours on a machine? For me that takes about 6-7 weeks. I total about 1300-1400 for the year cumalitive on my machines.
Someone mentioned the Type F trans fluid, that is what Deere used to put in 420s back in the day, or at least that is what my hometown dealer told me. One of my 420s still has it as you can see the red fluid in the sight tube. I bought that machine with 743 hours on it, today it has 1300 plus and I have never changed it, or any of the other 420's and 455s that i own.