I have been told that the transaxle in my John Deere X500 will take 5w50 synthetic oil as a replacement for the original Hygard. Any recommendations? :thanku:
Strange they recommend synthetic in the others, but not ours. I think I am still gonna change to synthetic this coming spring. :trink39:Hi
I have a x 500 and I wanted to change to synthetic at my 50 hour service. So I reached out to Tuff Torque to see if I could switch to synthetic, because I saw on their web site some of the other tranny's they made they recommended going to synthetic but the k71 was not listed, so I emailed them and asked the question and they responded to use Hy- Guard.
Thanks for the advice. Sounds good to me. :trink39:The person you emailed or called did the same thing I did, they looked it up in John Deere info and told you that. The person might be good at looking things up but may have no idea what synthetic oil is.
So any fluid that meets the J20D will work. I would use the AMSOIL ATH if you want a good synthetic. plan to use that in my JD.