mixing oil in log splitter

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Hillsboro, OR
Hello, I just bought a new Iron and Oak 30 ton log splitter. The documentation said it would come dry with no fluid. It calls for AW32 hydraulic fluid. I have a ton of JDM -20C premium hydraulic transmission fluid. I used that, then found out it was not dry and had several gallons of the AW32 in it. Is this OK? Thanks in advance, Brad
 

MolaKule

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What's the ISO spec on the JDM-20c? Okay, you're talking about the JOHN DEERE HYGARD FLUID (JDM J20C). It should work for the log splitter and mixing shouldn't be a problem.
 
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supercity, I just switch over to atf this winter. I will never use hydro fluid again in splitters. smooth as silk and not sluggish in the cold (-25*F), idle engine til it smooth out and run it. with hydro fluid it would be sluggish till the tank warmed up. -harvey
 
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Just looking at some of these threads on Hyd oil in splitters. Who in their right mind is using a wood splitter at -25f? Even on down below 15 F would be unlikely, though possible. I'd rather be at 40 degrees on up, towards 65.
 
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