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Tractor Fluid Basics

For those of you who have agricultural or construction equipment, making sure you are using the proper lubricant can sometimes be a challenge.  Especially when you have multiple brands of equipment you are trying to service! Pre mid-1980’s, you may have a tractor that would require different fluids for the front differential (on 4-wheel assist models), transmission, rear differential and hydraulic system. The OEM’s recognized this was adding complication to servicing equipment and decided to make things a bit easier. New equipment was designed to use a common reservoir which would supply fluid to the differentials, transmission, wet brakes and hydraulic systems including PTO driven attachments. The fluid to handle all of these duties became known as UTH (Universal Tractor Hydraulic) or UTF (Universal Tractor Fluid). 


While this was a great breakthrough to simplify life for the owner or maintenance department, things didn’t stay easy for long. Today the market is full of options, and not all of them are good ones! It is important to make sure the product you use will take care of your equipment, as downtime due to poor fluid is extremely costly. MAG 1 has two great choices for you, letting you pick which one fits your needs.


MAG 1 Universal Tractor Trans-Hydraulic

Designed with Conventional base oils, this fluid is designed for a wide range of applications including John Deere, Case IH, New Holland, AGCO and many more. While the most popular and current specifications are printed on the label, a complete list of applications can be found on the MAG 1 Universal Tractor Trans-Hydraulic product page.