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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 09:05 PM
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It sounds like these simple gear boxes must do fine on engine oil. It may be spring before we get to it but do plan to test how Universal Tractor Fluid (UTF) works for the transmission since we have in on hand and is one fluild the OEM maker of our front end Demand Drive specs. We are also going to run it in the rear and shot the temps with IR temperature gun.

Our UTF from TSC specs it can handle 1% water in the fluild which can be a plus for an ATV.

TravellerŪ Universal Tractor Trans/Hydraulic Fluid, 5 gal. - Tractor Supply Co.

While we know the fluilds Polaris rebrands is common over the counter fluilds I still expect for the hobby rider that is not into servicing farm and other heavy equipment with needed fluids setting in the service area it makes sense just to get the Polaris labeled fluids and be done with it. If you still have Polaris standing behind your machine to not use the Polaris labeled fluids would be less than smart I would think.

We currently have 5W-40 Rotella Synthetic motor oil in the Polaris because that is what we stock since it is good for the lawn mower and diesel tractors but plan to get a jug of Mobil 1 0W-50 racing motor oil due to the additative package since we have an oil cooled engine that can see 300F temps and that oil is good for 400F+ degrees.

0W-50 Racing Oil | Mobil 1 Racing™ 0W-50
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I was just looking on another Polaris forum, trying to get an answer to the same question. In addition to the Universal fluid available at Tractor Supply, they also carry Mystik JT-5. A couple people on that forum said they did the research, and, the Mystic JT-5 fills the bill. Nice to know. Here is a quote from their website:

"MystikŪ JT-5 Trans Hydraulic Fluid delivers excellent performance in modern agricultural equipment and exceeds requirements of John Deere J20C.
•Offers outstanding gear wear protection, brake chatter control and oxidation resistance
•Particularly well suited for hard working applications where an added level of protection is desired
•Excellent filterability characteristics along with rust corrosion inhibitors, water tolerance, and wide temperature range performance
•2 gal."

MystikŪ JT-5 Trans Hydraulic Fluid, 2 gal. - Tractor Supply Co.

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