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what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 1965 4400 backhoe with cannister type system..Its mounted above the pump in a cannister....cylinder is up in the bolster
..rebuild it with new seals..was wondering what different kinds of fluid can I use for this unit? thanks
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


FNH M2C-134A/D or one that "exceeds" this spec.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:08 am    Post subject: Re: what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I dont think they had that in 1965...so what did they use then?..I think Im going with regular hydraulic fluid..wont be using it
in winter ......its old and would probably leak with anything thinner ...I will see what happens...thanks
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The original spec was M2C41 or M2C41A.
Has been superceded with 134D
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You really dont need 134D for power steering in a 4400.

And almost any power steering fluid you can buy,, Automatic Transmission fluid, or tractor rated hydraulic fluid will work fine. There are NO wet brakes, or wet clutches, and there is 54 years of proof that the regular fluid worked just fine.


Did I say they have been using the regular fluids for 54 years with no failures attributed to this fluid in the 4000 series tractors.

Leave the synthetic blinker fluid to the neysayers.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:42 am    Post subject: Re: what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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Did I say they have been using the regular fluids for 54 years with no failures attributed to this fluid in the 4000 series tractors.


Which sumps? Rear axle/hydraulic sump on a 3 cylinder 4000 has both wet brakes and a wet clutch pack for the PTO.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: what type fluid I use for power steering for 4400 ? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sean in PA wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:42:36 06/12/19)
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Did I say they have been using the regular fluids for 54 years with no failures attributed to this fluid in the 4000 series tractors.


Which sumps? Rear axle/hydraulic sump on a 3 cylinder 4000 has both wet brakes and a wet clutch pack for the PTO.


I have a 1965 4400 backhoe with cannister type system..Its mounted above the pump in a cannister....cylinder is up in the bolster
..rebuild it with new seals..was wondering what different kinds of fluid can I use for this unit? thanks


He is asking about his power steering... please reread the post.

And... there is 54 years of proof that the original spec is just fine for the power steering, the transmission, the rear end, for wet brakes, for dry brakes, the blinker fluid reservoir, etc...etc.. etc..
 
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