Hydro fluid change

Brian H

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MX5200HST, MTL RK5 Gr, Ford 850, King Kutter brush hog, rototiller, blade, disk.
Feb 8, 2019
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Waupaca, WI
I am at 800 hours on my 2018 MX5200 and the book says its due for a Hydro fluid change. I did the last one at 400 hours about 18 months ago and chnaged filters only at 50 hours per the owners manual. The fluid appears as clear as the day i changed it in the sight glass. Is it really necessary for another full fluid change every 400 hours at the price of kubota fluid, or could I get by with filters only for another 200 hours or so?
 

TheOldHokie

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L3901/LA525, B7200DT/B1630, G2160/RCK60, G2460/RCK60
Apr 6, 2021
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I am at 800 hours on my 2018 MX5200 and the book says its due for a Hydro fluid change. I did the last one at 400 hours about 18 months ago and chnaged filters only at 50 hours per the owners manual. The fluid appears as clear as the day i changed it in the sight glass. Is it really necessary for another full fluid change every 400 hours at the price of kubota fluid, or could I get by with filters only for another 200 hours or so?
Spend the money.

Dan
 
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Bugzilla46310

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2022 BX2680 198? AC 916H
May 22, 2022
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Oil analysis. buy a quart and send in a sample of the new oil and a sample from the tractor. Results should give you the answers. Then post the results for good knowledge sharing.