Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question (2024)

Jul 26, 2014 / Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

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    My NX6010 among some other brands, takes Mobilfluid 424 which is Exxon Hydraulic 560, Shell's DONAX-TD, BP's Tractran UTH, and ChevronTexico's TEXTRAN TDH. I tripped over an SEA rating of Mobilfluid 424 saying that it is 30W.

    I'm wondering what the equivalent to these name-brand hydraulic oils is on the really inexpensive side is, specifically like Fleet-Farm's "Farm-Rated" brand of universal trans-hydro fluid?

    Also, can I simply dump in Rotella 10w30 motor oil instead, that too would be less money?

    What is everybody's experience?

    Should I fork out $750 and get a barrel of MobilFuid 424 and shepherd it around the garage because I don't have local source for name-brand hydro oil, or should I look to the less expensive options at my local Fleet stores?

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    Mystery oil.​

    Jul 26, 2014 / Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

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      Well what ever you decide to do ( I used the Mobilfluid 424), DO not use motor oil. Tractor fluid is rated to be used with wet brakes, and you have wet brakes. I also believe it has anti foaming additives and other good things designed for tractor use.

      Jul 26, 2014 / Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

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        k0ua said:

        Well what ever you decide to do ( I used the Mobilfluid 424), DO not use motor oil. Tractor fluid is rated to be used with wet brakes, and you have wet brakes. I also believe it has anti foaming additives and other good things designed for tractor use.

        Oh how the mystery oil calls to me…. :tractor:

        Have you found a least expensive source for 424?

        Jul 26, 2014 / Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

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          EricTheOracle said:

          Oh how the mystery oil calls to me…. :tractor:

          Have you found a least expensive source for 424?

          It is not very cheap, I think I paid $219 for 15 gallons.. But that is from memory

          Jul 26, 2014 / Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

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            k0ua said:

            It is not very cheap, I think I paid $219 for 15 gallons.. But that is from memory

            My Hydro filter costs $130ish too.

            Jul 27, 2014 / Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

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              I was reading another thread on here talking about the "picky" Kubota UTD oil spec. I also went to the Mobil site and looked up their 424 and saw that it too met the UTD Kubota spec.

              I then went to the Tractor Supply site and looked up the Traveller PREMIUM trans/hyd fluid and it's applicability rating. Both Kubota UTD and J20C were on there. That's good enough for me. However the base stocks were said to be in the 15-20 viscosity weight region. Personally, I think straight 30 is a bit much for getting things going on cold days.

              So, when I need fluid I go to TSC and get it or to my local auto parts store which carries a regional brand and the JD J20C is what I look for use in my Branson which requires the premium multifunction oil like most currently mfg'd tractors require. In my 1960's vintage Fords I just use regular Ford 134 rated hyd fluid since I have no wet brakes, tight tolerances, hydrostatics and all that new fancy stuff.

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              Jul 30, 2014 / Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

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                Wound up ordering from the theoilhub.com. With a .mil discount and free shipping it was less than $75.00 a pail.

                Silly expensive.

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                  EricTheOracle said:

                  Wound up ordering from the theoilhub.com. With a .mil discount and free shipping it was less than $75.00 a pail.

                  Silly expensive.

                  That really is a pretty good price for it. All of the premium fluids are rather pricey.. You should go to your Kubota dealer and ask for 5 gallons of SUDT2!

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                    Kioti has it's own label hydro fluid now too. I bought 2, 5 gallon pails and it was around $17/gallon IIRC. About twice what TSC sells their UTF for.
                    Personally, I wouldn't opt for the cheapest thing when it comes to critical fluids for an expensive new tractor, especially if HST. YMMV.

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