Which hydraulic oil should I use?

Sometimes it’s difficult or impossible to get the same hydraulic oil used by the factory. Keep reading to see which acceptable substitutions we recommend for McElroy machinery.

McElroy has traditionally used the same oil brand and viscosity across all its hydraulically operated equipment. The oil brand doesn’t matter so much as the fluid specifications do. The following statement on fluid specifications can be found in the operator’s manual for your equipment.

Match the oil viscosity to your operating conditions and temperatures based on the chart below (also found in the manual).