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Hy-Gard® transmission and hydraulic oil

 

Index

·        Product information:

-        Hy-Gard

-        Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard

-        Bio Hy-Gard II

·        Test results Hy-Gard:

-        Gear test

-        Slow cool fluidity test

-        Wet brake test

-        Wet clutch test

·        PEMO anti-chatter additive

·        Noice Reducing Tractor Hydraulic Fluid

·        Plus-50 II ™ and Hy-Gard Oils Price Comparison Worksheet

 

Dealers Only

·        Oil Publications

 

Hy-Gard and low-viscosity Hy-Gard transmission and hydraulic oil

Hy-Gard and low-viscosity Hy-Gard transmission and hydraulic oils are unique oils developed by John Deere engineers to meet the exact needs of John Deere machines. Both Hy-Gard fluids are multi-viscosity fluids with high-viscosity index. Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard has an ISO 32 viscosity grade. Hy-Gard viscosity places it between ISO 46 and 68 grades. Both Hy-Gard fluids are multi-viscosity fluids with high-viscosity index. Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard has an ISO 32 viscosity grade. Hy-Gard viscosity places it between ISO 46 and 68 grades. Hy-Gard may be used in many applications specifying either of these grades. Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard has the same performance specifications as Hy-Gard and can be used as a replacement for Hy-Gard in cold weather.

 

 

 

Applications

·        The exclusive Hy-Gard formula was designed for use in John Deere equipment; however, it can also be used in many non-John Deere transmission and hydraulic systems.

·        Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard is used for factory fill in many machines. Consult the machine’s operator’s manual to determine what machines require low-viscosity Hy-Gard. It also is used as a replacement for Hy-Gard in cold weather applications.

·        Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard replaces the John Deere All-Weather Hydrostatic Fluid and should be used as a direct replacement for all applications recommending hydrostatic fluid.

·        Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard is compatible with hydrostatic fluid and can be added to systems, which contain hydrostatic fluid.

 

Features and benefits

·        Performance-tested both in lab and in field and approved by John Deere engineers to meet increased demands for performance and protection of transmissions and hydraulic oils.

·        A polymeric viscosity improver helps Hy-Gard retain its proper viscosity over a wide range of operating temperatures. For Hy-Gard to work efficiently, it must flow readily through any part of the system. Oil that is too light can cause increased wear; too heavy will cause sluggish operation and lower mechanical efficiency.

·        Reduces wet-brake chatter, assures high braking capacity.

·        Superior wet-clutch performance smoothes clutch operation.

·        High tolerance to water contamination without sludge formation, which could cause filter clogging and hydraulic system malfunction –anti-oxidation capability allows oil to work properly at high temperatures, helping keep transmissions and hydraulic system moving parts clean.

·        Provides protection against rust and corrosion, particularly during low-use periods.

·        Anti-wear additives keep gear and bearing wear to a minimum – extreme pressure film in Hy-Gard helps prevent metal-to-metal contact.

 

Functions

Because transmission and hydraulic oil must perform many different tasks at the same time, there is very little margin for error. To understand the complexity of transmission/hydraulic oil, let’s review its functions:

·        Prevents wear of high-torque, heavy-loaded gears and bearings.

·        Provides wear and corrosion protection for hydraulic pump.

·        Provides proper friction for wet brakes to give maximum stopping performance with minimum chatter.

·        Provides proper friction for clutches to engage and absorb shock loads without excessive slipping or abrupt shifts.

·        Provides proper friction for brakes to ensure low chatter, long life, and high capacity.

·        Withstands extreme pressures in hydraulic system without breaking down.

·        Prevents the formation of deposits on all internal parts.

·        Prevents foam and water damage to all internal parts.

·        Hy-Gard oil can be used in most applications calling for 10W-30 or 5W-30 engine oil for transmission and hydraulic oils. Note: Hy-Gard should be used in all applications calling for JDM J20C.

·        Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard should be used in all applications calling for JDM J20D.

·        Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard and Hy-Gard are compatible with hydrostatic oil and can be added to systems that contain hydrostatic oil.

 

John Deere does not monitor competitive or “will-fit” oils. While claiming to meet John Deere requirements, it is possible that the competitive or “will-fit” oils do not meet even the minimum performance requirements for John Deere machines, which could result in premature failures. Note: An industry classification for hydraulic/transmission oil does not exist. Each manufacturer establishes a minimum requirement that oils should meet for use in their equipment. John Deere has established a JDM J20 specification for minimum tractor performance hydraulic fluid. John Deere Hy-Gard and John Deere Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard exceed the performance of their JDM-J20 specification counterparts. 

The performance requirements for Hy-Gard are higher and many more performance tests are mandatory.

 

Hy-Gard  may be used when the following oils are specified

AGCO Massey Ferguson:

M-1135, M-1141, M1143, M-1139

AGCO White Farm:

Q-1722, Q-1766, Q-1766B, Q-1802, Q-1826

Allis-Chalmers, Deutz-Allis, AGCO-Allis:

Power Fluid 821XL

Case:

MS-1207, MS-1209, MS-1210

Caterpillar:

TO-2

Clark:

MS-68

John Deere:

All Weather Hydrostatic Fluid (JDMJ21A)

Deutz:

Transmission-Hydraulic Fluid

Dresser:

Transmission-Hydraulic Fluid (HMS B806-0002)

Eaton Hydraulics Div:

Hyd. Transmission (Form 3-401-123)

Ford/New Holland:

ESN-M2C41-B, M2C134-D, M2C48-B, M2C48-C, M2C86-C, FNHA-2C-200, FNHA-2C-201

IHC:

B-6

Kubota:

UDT Hydraulic/Transmission Fluid

Oliver:

Type 55

Sundstrand:

Hydrostatic Transmission

Zetor:

OT-H, GL-4

ZF:

Te-ML03E, 06D, 06E

 

 

 

 

Note: For commercial and consumer applications, the temperature range for Hy-Gard is -40°F (-40°C) to 122°F (50°C) and Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard is -13°F (-25°C) to 86°F (30°C).

Check the operator’s manual for specific applications. Some applications are restricted in this temperature range.

 

Chemical and physical properties: Hy-Gard

Property

Units

ASTM
method

Hy-Gard

Hy-Gard

Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard

Viscosity

mm2/s (cSt)

D-445

 

 

 

40 degrees C

 

 

59

33

 

100 degrees C

 

 

9.4

7.1

Pour Point

degrees C

 

-40

-51

Flash point (min.)

degrees C

 

227

180

Total base no.

mg KOH/g

 

11

13

Viscosity index

-

 

140

195

 

Tests results: Hy-Gard

Wet brake test

Result: Customers can expect up to 24-percent better brake chatter control using John Deere Hy-Gard Transmission and Hydraulic Oil compared to oils meeting the minimum performance JDM J20 Specification

 

PMB10099

Competitive oil tested to meet
John Deere’s current JDM J20 specifications.

 

Hy-Gard has been formulated to ensure wet brakes have high braking capacity with minimum brake chatter. Three elements are considered in the wet brake test:

·        Braking capacity – the ability of the brake system to absorb energy – measured in torque.

·        Torque variation – the ability of the brake system to maintain smooth frictional operation without vibration or brake chatter.

·        Wear – low wear to ensure long life.

Feature: 

Hy–Gard Oil is formulated to maximize brake capacity with minimum brake chatter and wear.

Advantage:

This formula provides 24-percent better brake chatter control than competitive oil.

Benefit: 

Better brake chatter control provides smooth stopping, reduced damage from vibration, less noise, and longer brake life.

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Wet clutch test

Result: Customers can expect up to 15-percent better clutch performance (smoother engagement, less
slippage, reduced wear) when using John Deere Hy-Gard Transmission and Hydraulic Oil.

 

PMB10100

Competitive oil tested to meet

John Deere’s current JDM J20 specifications.

 

Three elements are compared in the wet clutch test:

·        The ability of the clutch to provide smooth engagement under maximum load.

·        The ability of the clutch to resist slippage.

·        The ability of the clutch to resist wear.

Feature: 

Hy–Gard’s friction modifiers provide smooth clutch engagement.

Advantage: 

The smooth clutch engagement provides 15-percent better clutch performance than competitive oils.

Benefit: 

Better clutch performance provides longer clutch life with reduced maintenance costs. (Hy-Gard allows limited clutch slippage for smooth engagement, which reduces clutch wear and provides long life. Too little clutch slippage results in rough, jerky engagement while too much slippage can cause clutch surfaces to burn or glaze).

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Oil gear test

Result: Wear on transmission and final drive parts are reduced up to 20-percent with Hy-Gard Transmission and Hydraulic Oil.

 

PMB10101

Competitive oil tested to meet

John Deere’s current JDM J20 specifications.

 

The anti-wear extreme pressure additives play a vital role in keeping gear and bearing wear to a minimum. Oil without these additives lacks the qualities to properly lubricate transmission parts.

The JDQ95 spiral bevel/final drive gear test measures a fluid’s ability to prevent destructive wear of gear contact surfaces.

Feature: 

Hy–Gard contains superior anti-wear additives.

Advantage: 

These additives provide up to 20-percent less gear wear.

Benefit: 

Less gear wear extends component life and reduces downtime.

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 PMB10132

John Deere
Hy-Gard

Competitive
oil

 

Slow cool fluidity test

Hy-Gard and Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard are checked for proper viscosities using the slow-cool fluidity test in addition to the industry standards tests. The slow-cool fluidity test (developed by John Deere engineers and recognized by the oil industry as a valid testing procedure) assures Hy-Gard’s proper viscosity performance, which reduces downtime and lowers the cost of operation. Few competitive hydraulic-transmission oils are tested for this type of low temperature viscosity performance.

Viscosity is one of the most important characteristics of transmission and hydraulic oil. Temperature changes outside and within the system will cause oil to become thicker at low temperatures and thinner at high temperatures. A polymeric viscosity index improver is added to Hy-Gard to help it retain its proper viscosity over a wide range of operating temperatures. 

Oil that is too thin can cause increased wear, excessive leakage, loss of pressure, lack of hydraulic control, and lower overall efficiency.

Oil, which is too thick, can cause sluggish operation, lowered mechanical efficiency, and higher power consumption.

Feature: 

Hy-Gard contains a polymeric viscosity index improver additive.

Advantage: 

This additive assures proper viscosity at all operating temperatures; competitive oils may not contain this additive.

Benefit: 

The proper viscosity at all temperatures increases efficiency and decreases wear resulting in lower operating costs and reduced downtime.  It also reduces the cost of multiple oil changes of single viscosity oils due to changes in operating temperatures.

 

 PMB10133

John Deere
Hy-Gard

Competitive
oil

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Order information – Hy-Gard and Low-Viscosity Hy-Gard

 

Note: Hy-Gard and Plus-50 II can be combined in orders using the bulk oil program. Check with your service depot for program details.

 

TY26992 – Hy-Gard (275 gal.)

 PMB10139

 

Order information

Part
number


Description


Size

Pkg.
qty.

U.S. and Canada

TY6342

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

5 gal. (18.9 L)

1

TY22000

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

1 gal. (3.78 L)

6

TY22035

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

1 qt. (0.95 L)

12

U.S.

TY6354

Hy-Gard oil

1 gal.

6

TY22062

Hy-Gard oil

2-1/2 gal.

2

AR69444

Hy-Gard oil

5 gal.

1

TY6238

Hy-Gard oil

30 gal.

1

AR69445

Hy-Gard oil

55 gal.

1

TY26992*

Hy-Gard oil

275 gal.

1

TY6344

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

55 gal.

1

* Truckload orders only

Canada

AR69444

Hy-Gard oil

18.9 L

1

TY6238

Hy-Gard oil

113 L

1

AR69445

Hy-Gard oil

208 L.

1

TY22062

Hy-Gard oil

9.5 L

2

TY22090

Hy-Gard oil

125 L drum

1

TY6267

Hy-Gard oil

205 L drum

1

TY24324

Hy-Gard oil

1100 L

1

TY22038

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

1 L

12

TY22086

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

10 L jug

2

TY6342

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

18.9 L

1

TY22091

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

125 L drum

1

TY6274

Low viscosity Hy-Gard

205 L drum

1

Warranty: 90 days

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Bio Hy-Gard II hydraulic transmission oil

Bio Hy-Gard II is a biodegradable, lubricant alternative that is safe on the environment and designed to protect the transmissions, final drives, and hydraulic systems of most farm, industrial and grounds-care machines, including those with wet brakes and clutches.

Applications

·        Forestry, turf care (golf courses/cemeteries), construction, city services (garbage collection/street services), waterway operations, orchards, farming operations.

 

Features and benefits

·        Formulated with canola oil which allows grass and soil to regenerate quicker after spills or leaks with NO residual effects on the environment, such as contamination to soil and groundwater.

·        Canola oil composition reduces friction and wear.

·        Improved oxidation resistance allows machines to operate n hotter temperatures.

·        Fulfills all JDM J2OC requirements.

·        Meet or exceed performance standards and environmental requirements.

·        Cold-start performance: -13o F to 122o F (-25o C to 50o C).

·        100% compatible with petroleum oils.

 

Environmental requirements

This fluid meets or exceeds the environmental requirements defined by the following tests:

OECD 301b Sturm fast biodegradability = 75%

OECD 202 = EC50 > 100mg/L

CEC L-33-A-93 biodegradability = 94%

WGK rating of 1

 

Order information – Bio Hy Gard II

Part
number


Description


Size

Pkg.
qty.

U.S. and Canada

TY26252

Bio Hy-Gard II

5 gal.

1

TY22063

Bio Hy-Gard II

55 gal.

1

Warranty:  90 days

Note: Hy-Gard and Plus-50 II can be combined in orders using the bulk oil program. Check with your service depot for program details.

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PEMO anti-chatter additive

John Deere engineers have determined that some machine component designs require specialized oil to provide maximum performance. PEMO anti-chatter additive has been developed to meet this need.

Applications

It is formulated to be added to John Deere Hy-Gard and should not be used in any other applications without specific instructions.

Note: Service bulletins and DTAC solutions currently address that the following machines may require this additive.

 

 

Machine type

Machine model

 

Tractor

655, 755, 855, 955, 670, 770, 790, 870, 970, 990, 1070, 4500, 4600, 4700

Timberjack Machines

Various

 

Order information - PEMO

Part
number


Description


Size

Pkg.
qty.

U.S. and Canada

LVU11673

PEMO anti-chatter additive

12 oz.

4

Warranty:  90 days

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Noise Reducing Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF)

The Noise Reducing Tractor Hydraulic Fluid is a service part developed as a solution to handle complaints on brake chatter noise.

 

Tractors that may be effected by brake disk chatter: 6430 Premium, 7220, 6330 Premium, 7230, 6230 Premium, 7520, 7530 Premium, 7330 Premium, 7420, 7330, 6220, 7320, 6420, 6320, 7430 Premium, 6230, 6330, 7230R, 7130 Premium, 6430, 7230 Premium, 7130, 6120 / utility tractors / old Gators with wet brakes.

 

Solution number: 91208 - Brake Disk Chatter Causing Brake Noise

 

Complaint or symptom:

·        Growling or grinding noise heard while making a brake assisted turn to the left or right while turning the tractor.

 

·        Operator may hear brake chatter while stopping tractor.

 

Problem or situation:

·            

·        The brake disks chatter on final drive axles while applying the brake pedals to stop the tractor.

 

·        Brake disk on final drive rattles on pinion shaft while applying the brake pedal.

·        The brake disk fits loose on shaft for ease of assembly.

 

·        This problem may be the result of what is referred to as stick-slip which is the friction disk adhering to the steel plate and then breaking loose. This results in chatter in the brakes and can be noted as noise and vibration during braking. This problem could relate to an issue with the oil, such as water contamination, or it could relate to the mechanical components in the system.   

 

Solution:

·        It is important to verify the cause of the noise is not due to high water content in the transmission oil. Oil sample would need to be tested.

·        If brake chatter is encountered, run and Oil Scan to determine if water contamination is present. If water is found, warm up the tractor, drain and replace filters, and refill with Noise Reducing THF. Run and Oil Scan to verify water is removed to an acceptable level. If the water content is okay, test the tractor to determine if the brake chatter persists. If brake chatter continues, drain and refill the tractor, retest, or in severe cases, the brake disks may require replacement. If the brake chatter issue is not resolved at this point, the oil will not resolve the problem; look for a mechanical resolution. 

·        A new fully formulated fluid, “Noise Reducing THF”, has been developed to reduce brake chatter. In certain conditions this product will replace Hy-Gard oil in our tractors to reduce the brake noise. This fluid is suitable for use wherever JDM J20C is shown as acceptable to use.

·            

-     Noise Reducing Tractor Hydraulic Fluid, 1 gallon (3.78 L) – TY27014

-     Noise Reducing Tractor Hydraulic Fluid, 5 gallons (18.9 L) – TY27015

-     Noise Reducing Tractor Hydraulic Fluid, 55 gallons (208 L) – TY27016

Note: Dealers can order this fluid on Dealer Daily stock orders or Machine Down orders.

 

IMPORTANT: Do not add other additives to fluid.

Additional information:

·        Brake disk may need to be changed if the oil is contaminated with moisture.

·        Drain oil from the complete system (brakes, MFWD when engine is running, and oil cooler).

·        Change transmission and hydraulic filters.

·        Fill with 20-25 liters of Hy-Gard oil. Start engine and activate MFWD and brakes.

·        Put a jumper hose in SCV and activate SCV to flush the system (10-15 minutes).

·        Drain oil again as described in the second step.

·        Change transmission and hydraulic filters again.

·        Fill with the correct amount of the new J20C Noise Reducing THF fluid with enhanced brake noise reduction to the system (transmission and hydraulic).

·        Change brake disks.

 

Note: If the brake chatter issue continues, the oil isn’t the solution, look for a mechanical explanation. 

 

Order information

Part
number


Description

Pkg.
qty.

TY27014

Hydraulic Fluid, Noise Reducing Tractor, 1-gallon (3.78 L)

6

 TY27015

Hydraulic Fluid, Noise Reducing Tractor, 5-gallon (18.9 L)

1

 TY27016

Hydraulic Fluid, Noise Reducing  Tractor, 55-gallon (208 L)

1

 

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Plus-50 II and Hy-Gard Oils Price Comparison Worksheet

Use this worksheet to complete a competitive market analysis to help convert you from competitive oil to John Deere Plus-50 II and Hy-Gard oils.

 

Plus-50 II and Hy-Gard Oils Price Comparison Worksheet

 

Name:

 

Date:

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Deere

Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

Plus-50 II 15W-40 engine oil

 

 

 

Hy-Gard Transmission fluid

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Product:

Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

15W-40 engine oil

 

 

 

Transmission fluid

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Product:

Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

15W-40 engine oil

 

 

 

Transmission fluid

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Product:

Price per gallon

One gallon

55-gallon drum

Bulk

15W-40 engine oil

 

 

 

Transmission fluid

 

 

 

Comments:

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Last modified: 5Feb14.