What is a Hydro-Gear transaxle?

A hydrostatic transmission consists of a variable displacement bi-directional axial piston pump and a fixed (typically) displacement bi-directional axial piston hydraulic motor. The pump is powered by an external power source, usually a v-belt from a gasoline engine.

How do I know if I have a Hydro-Gear transaxle?

Identifying your Product: All Hydro-Gear® products can be identified by the label attached to the product depicting the model and serial number. You will need this information when asking for specific assistance with service and/or repair needs.

How much oil does a Hydro-Gear transaxle take?

5 Quarts of Genuine Hydro-Gear Commercial Transaxle Oil.

What oil do you put in a hydrostatic transmission?

The fluid recommended for Hydro-Gear transmissions and pumps is a 20W-50 motor oil or 15W-50 synthetic motor oil. If the machine has oil reservoirs, they are mounted to the frame behind the seat, for easy access and oil level check accessibility.

What oil goes in a Hydro-Gear transaxle?

How do I read my Hydro-Gear model number?

» The first set of numbers/letters will be the model number. » The second set of numbers/letters will be the cross reference number. » The numbers/letters on the bottom will be the serial number. Look up your Hydro-Gear Parts.

What does Hydro-Gear make?

The average Hydro-Gear hourly pay ranges from approximately $20 per hour for a Machine Operator to $18 per hour for an Assembler.

What oil does a Hydro-Gear transaxle take?

20W-50 motor oil
The fluid recommended for Hydro-Gear transmissions and pumps is a 20W-50 motor oil or 15W-50 synthetic motor oil. If the machine has oil reservoirs, they are mounted to the frame behind the seat, for easy access and oil level check accessibility.

Can you use motor oil in place of hydraulic fluid?

Engine oil can work satisfactorily as a hydraulic fluid. However, if a multigrade engine oil is being used in the hydraulic system specifically for its high viscosity index (VI), then it’s not the correct solution. The reason is the additives used to improve viscosity index.