Tractor Hydraulic Fluid
Quick reference Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Excerpt from the Uniform Method of Sale of Commodities: 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 130.
So can a low price-low quality THF really cost more in the long run? Well, according to Deere, Lubrizol, and others when asked if it would hurt a tractor to use fluid that doesn’t meet JDM-20A or JDM- 20C specifications, the answer is a definitive “Yes.” Lower treat rates on the antiwear could result in damage to the spiral gear in the final drive. It could also cause excessive wear in the planetaries. Lower treat rates on the friction modifier could result in improper and poor shifting. It could also cause improper operation of the wet brakes. The bottom line, in the words of Winslow: “Its use could bring the tractor to an early demise.” Deere agrees.
Tractor Hydraulic Fluid – NCWM Approves Amendments to HB130
Tractor Hydraulic Fluid – New Labeling Requirements on the Horizon
- February 6, 2019
- THE PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Timeline
- November 28, 2017
- The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) received a considerable amount of feedback when we reported in our November 17th issue that the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) removed “303” tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) from sale in the state. Nearly all who contacted PQIA expressed support of the MDA’s decision and many feel this action should be implemented by other states in an effort to help protect farmers’ equipment and level the playing field for marketers and retailers to compete. They add, however, that such implementation should allow time for marketers to cycle in current-spec products to avoid costly recalls.
Playing Roulette with 303 Yellow Buckets
The stakes are high and the odds are not in your favor
- August 21st, 2018
- PQIA Playing with Fire
- There has been a significant amount of talk about “303” tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) over the past year, and for good reason. This is because although THFs labeled as 303 have commonly been seen in the market for decades, and for some considered the product of choice due to price, three states (including Missouri, Georgia, and most recently North Carolina), have issued stop-sale orders for tractor hydraulic fluid labeled, claimed or implied as meeting THF 303.