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Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by Hook2.0 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:40 pm

Needed to change the hydraulic filters without changing the fluid, or losing too much. Removing them, you lose all your fluid.
If you stick a shop vac Into the fill port, you only lose whats in your filters. Worked great! Just make sure you're on the right port of the vacuum


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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by True Grit Farms » Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 pm

Why wouldn't you change everything at the same time including cleaning the screen.
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by Hook2.0 » Tue May 14, 2019 1:14 pm

Kubotas maintenance schedule doesn't call for fluid change now, just filters
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by M-5 » Tue May 14, 2019 2:01 pm

That doesn't make sense to Me but I guess its makes about as much sense as the Mexican hibachi chef .
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by callmefence » Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm

It's a good tip.
But I'm not changing filters without changing fluid. We change hydraulic fluid and filters every 100 hours on tractors and skid steer. With the constant swapping of implements it's cheap insurance....imo
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue May 14, 2019 3:20 pm

callmefence wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
It's a good tip.
But I'm not changing filters without changing fluid. We change hydraulic fluid and filters every 100 hours on tractors and skid steer. With the constant swapping of implements it's cheap insurance....imo
I certainly ain’t arguing against it being good insurance but that gets mighty expensive every 100 hours.
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by callmefence » Tue May 14, 2019 3:49 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:20 pm
callmefence wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
It's a good tip.
But I'm not changing filters without changing fluid. We change hydraulic fluid and filters every 100 hours on tractors and skid steer. With the constant swapping of implements it's cheap insurance....imo
I certainly ain’t arguing against it being good insurance but that gets mighty expensive every 100 hours.

Yes sir, but still cheaper than one day of down time at the wrong time.
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by M.Magis » Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm

100 or 1000 hours? I thought most suggested 1000, there’s just no way I could keep up at 100 hours. And I don’t have much equipment.

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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by jltrent » Tue May 14, 2019 8:18 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Why wouldn't you change everything at the same time including cleaning the screen.
+1

Does yours have one filter or two. That fluid is what runs in the power steering, lift arms, brakes, PTO and everything else except the engine. Use OEM or equivalent and change often.

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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by callmefence » Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 am

M.Magis wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
100 or 1000 hours? I thought most suggested 1000, there’s just no way I could keep up at 100 hours. And I don’t have much equipment.
John Deere recommends 600 on the tractors
And 300 on the skidsteers. With employees using them , implements being swapped back and forth and the fact very often it's running a implement with a hydraulic moter all day. I'm gonna stick with it. I worked the skid steer yesterday for 3 hours and it produced enough to pay for fuel, air, hydraulic, oil filters and fluids on 4 machines. Not bragging, it's just not really that expensive compared to what you can produce.
I just recently bared my teeth and took my truck to 7000 and I'm running synthetic. There's no way I'm going to 12500...... that's just against my upbringing.
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by M-5 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:06 am

callmefence wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 am
M.Magis wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
100 or 1000 hours? I thought most suggested 1000, there’s just no way I could keep up at 100 hours. And I don’t have much equipment.
John Deere recommends 600 on the tractors
And 300 on the skidsteers. With employees using them , implements being swapped back and forth and the fact very often it's running a implement with a hydraulic moter all day. I'm gonna stick with it. I worked the skid steer yesterday for 3 hours and it produced enough to pay for fuel, air, hydraulic, oil filters and fluids on 4 machines. Not bragging, it's just not really that expensive compared to what you can produce.
I just recently bared my teeth and took my truck to 7000 and I'm running synthetic. There's no way I'm going to 12500...... that's just against my upbringing.
tell me about it , I still want to change the oil in my vehicles at 3k miles . I go 5k using synthetic , Just can not fathom 10k
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by Hook2.0 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:23 am

jltrent wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:18 pm
True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Why wouldn't you change everything at the same time including cleaning the screen.
+1

Does yours have one filter or two. That fluid is what runs in the power steering, lift arms, brakes, PTO and everything else except the engine. Use OEM or equivalent and change often.
Mine is running 2 filters. Filters every 200 hours, and fluid/filters every 400
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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by hurleyjd » Wed May 15, 2019 12:07 pm

callmefence wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 am
M.Magis wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
100 or 1000 hours? I thought most suggested 1000, there’s just no way I could keep up at 100 hours. And I don’t have much equipment.
John Deere recommends 600 on the tractors
And 300 on the skidsteers. With employees using them , implements being swapped back and forth and the fact very often it's running a implement with a hydraulic moter all day. I'm gonna stick with it. I worked the skid steer yesterday for 3 hours and it produced enough to pay for fuel, air, hydraulic, oil filters and fluids on 4 machines. Not bragging, it's just not really that expensive compared to what you can produce.
I just recently bared my teeth and took my truck to 7000 and I'm running synthetic. There's no way I'm going to 12500...... that's just against my upbringing.
They also say to use their brand of fluid as do all of the other equipment manufacturers..

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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by hurleyjd » Wed May 15, 2019 12:09 pm

callmefence wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 am
M.Magis wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
100 or 1000 hours? I thought most suggested 1000, there’s just no way I could keep up at 100 hours. And I don’t have much equipment.
John Deere recommends 600 on the tractors
And 300 on the skidsteers. With employees using them , implements being swapped back and forth and the fact very often it's running a implement with a hydraulic moter all day. I'm gonna stick with it. I worked the skid steer yesterday for 3 hours and it produced enough to pay for fuel, air, hydraulic, oil filters and fluids on 4 machines. Not bragging, it's just not really that expensive compared to what you can produce.
I just recently bared my teeth and took my truck to 7000 and I'm running synthetic. There's no way I'm going to 12500...... that's just against my upbringing.
They also say to use their brand of fluid as do all of the other equipment manufacturers.

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Re: Changing hydraulic filters on tractor

Post by callmefence » Wed May 15, 2019 1:04 pm

hurleyjd wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:09 pm
callmefence wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 am
M.Magis wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
100 or 1000 hours? I thought most suggested 1000, there’s just no way I could keep up at 100 hours. And I don’t have much equipment.
John Deere recommends 600 on the tractors
And 300 on the skidsteers. With employees using them , implements being swapped back and forth and the fact very often it's running a implement with a hydraulic moter all day. I'm gonna stick with it. I worked the skid steer yesterday for 3 hours and it produced enough to pay for fuel, air, hydraulic, oil filters and fluids on 4 machines. Not bragging, it's just not really that expensive compared to what you can produce.
I just recently bared my teeth and took my truck to 7000 and I'm running synthetic. There's no way I'm going to 12500...... that's just against my upbringing.
They also say to use their brand of fluid as do all of the other equipment manufacturers.
Or equivalent..
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