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Ken Black

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oooo nooo here we gooo lol ....

i used tractor supply Va race or something . i dont have it in front of me. 50 bucks 5 gallons..
 

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Putting it vaguely, there's a lot of different fluids out there that'll work just fine in the rear end of a Cub Cadet. Hy-Tran is obviously the most recommended choice, but you won't do any harm running an off-brand trans/hydraulic fluid.

However Mark, you've got a 1200 and a 100. Those are both gear drive machines. Fluid like the NAPA fluid you pictured is better suited for a hydrostatic, as is Hy-Tran or any equivalent.

For a gear drive you can just use a standard 30 wt gear oil. No need to be fancy, after all, it's an old Cub Cadet, not a $2,000,000 sports car!
 

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I use Hy-Tran in all my IH Cub Cadets. Mainly because I have a few hydro IH Cub Cadets and I get my 5 gallon bucket refilled at my local Case-IH dealer.
I check the price of the Napa oil-$18.99 a gallon.......without my discount. I may have check with local Napa store
 

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I use Hytran in both my gear drive and hydro units.. Not all lube is the same.. Hytran is non-hygroscopic which means it will not absorb water or other liquids and that help keeps its lubricating qualities.. Some lubes are hygroscopic and are not as good.. I have taken off the rear covers on gear drives that have not been opened for over thirty years and they are still like new inside.. That sold me on Hy-Tran...
 

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I use Hytran in both my gear drive and hydro units.. Not all lube is the same.. Hytran is non-hygroscopic which means it will not absorb water or other liquids and that help keeps its lubricating qualities.. Some lubes are hygroscopic and are not as good.. I have taken off the rear covers on gear drives that have not been opened for over thirty years and they are still like new inside.. That sold me on Hy-Tran...
Is it red in color?
 

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Sure would be nice to be able to still get some at that price.
 

Dennis Turner

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Any of you guys use this from Napa? Thanks
I’ve use a TSC hytran equivalent in my cub cadet 1000 for pulling . I noticed at the needle bearings there was some fretting going on The axles ,. But it may from the extreme loads also ,many factors ,may have not got the oil out side also before I pulled
 

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