When should I change my hydrostatic transmission fluid?
NOTICE: Change hydraulic fluid and filter after the first 75 hours of operation and then every 400 hours after.
What oil do you put in a hydrostatic transmission?
The fluid recommended for Hydro-Gear transmissions and pumps is a 20W-50 motor oil or 15W-50 synthetic motor oil. If the machine has oil reservoirs, they are mounted to the frame behind the seat, for easy access and oil level check accessibility.
What kind of oil does a Tuff Torq transaxle take?
Tuff Torq recommends using only using approved Tuff Tech drive fluid when servicing any of our transaxles.
How do you fill Tuff Torq k46?
Tuff Torq recommends using only using approved Tuff Tech drive fluid when servicing any of our transaxles. Only use the fill port (covered by the black cap) to refill unit. You will need approximately 2.2 liters of oil to properly refill the unit if completely empty.
How do you purge a hydrostatic transaxle?
After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control levers in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. Step 4-Move motion control levers to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move levers to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds.
How much oil does a hydro gear transaxle take?
5 Quarts of Genuine Hydro-Gear Commercial Transaxle Oil.
Can you add fluid to a sealed transmission?
Sealed transmission means it does not have a dipstick to check the fluid. There is a plug on the side that is used for checking and adding fluid. Most lube places can do this for you.
How often should I change the oil on my K46 transaxle?
An oil change schedule is suggested to extend the life of the K46 transaxle. Tuff Torq recommends changing oil after the 1st 50 hours of operation and every 200 hours, thereafter. The filter should never require changing unless the transaxle is removed from the tractor and opened for repairs.
How do you change the oil in a Ford transaxle?
After placing the transaxle on a bench surface remove the fan & pulley and pry open the black cap and remove magnet (see Fig #1). Invert transaxle to allow the oil to drain from case through the port under the black cap. Refill transmission case with oil through same port to near top of the case.
Do I need to service a K46 tractor?
Normally the Residential IHT (K46), which is featured in many tractor & rider models, does not require any servicing for the life of the vehicle. However, if there is a desire to check or replace oil, it may be necessary to remove the transaxle from the vehicle to access the black cap located under the pulley and fan.
How do you change the oil in a tuff Torq transmission?
Invert transaxle to allow oil to drain from case through the port under black cap. Refill transmission case with oil through same port to near top of case. Tuff Torq® recommends refilling transmission with Tuff Torq® hydrostatic oil, available from our service and aftermarket department.