log splitter

I have a 12 ton(?) MTD log splitter that I bought used last year. I know how to maintain small engines, so the 5HP gas motor for the hydraulic pump is easy.
The splitter, since it was bought used from an individual, didn't have any manuals.
My question is about the actual hydraulics. Do I ever have to change the fluid? How often should I change the filter on the hydraulic system? I know I need to make sure there is enough fluid in the system, but what kind is best?
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Go here http://www.mtdcanada.com/model-search.asp
Hydraulics are pretty rugged. They must be kept clean for long life though. Following their suggestions is a good thing.
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though.
Ya know, I have the greatest resource at my fingertips and forget about it. I should have Googled MTD. Duh.
Thanks Edwin.
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kind
Oh, I looked again and it is a MTD (made to die) 22 ton splitter.
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Heatman Contact MTD and ask them better yet ask to buy a manual
> I have a 12 ton(?) MTD log splitter that I bought used last year. I know > how to maintain small engines, so the 5HP gas motor for the hydraulic pump > is easy. > > The splitter, since it was bought used from an individual, didn't have any > manuals. > > My question is about the actual hydraulics. Do I ever have to change the > fluid? How often should I change the filter on the hydraulic system? I > know I need to make sure there is enough fluid in the system, but what kind > is best? > >
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Tractor supply places sell hydraulic fluid. Galons or buckets of five galons. I don't think you have to change the fluid, ever. Unless it gets water in it, maybe.
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Stormy, if I gave you enough money, could you buy a clue?
I was asking about maintance scheduling, not if where I could buy the necessary stuff.
Get a life!

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Go back and read your original message. I'll make it easier for you. I'll highlight the question I answered. Scroll down.
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You still need to get a clue.
One person told me what I needed to know. That one person wasn't you.

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| > > I have a 12 ton(?) MTD log splitter that I bought used last year. I | know | > > how to maintain small engines, so the 5HP gas motor for the hydraulic | pump | > > is easy. | > > | > > The splitter, since it was bought used from an individual, didn't have | any | > > manuals. | > > | > > My question is about the actual hydraulics. Do I ever have to change | the | > > fluid? How often should I change the filter on the hydraulic system? I | > > know I need to make sure there is enough fluid in the system, | > !!!!!!!!!HEATMAN READ HERE----> but what | > kind | > > is best?<-----------HEATMAN STOP READING AT THIS POINT!!!!!!!! | > > | > > | > > | > | > | > | |
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This is Turtle.
At no time did Heatman ever ask where to buy or where to get oil for the splitter.
He did ask What Kind / type / or other types to use but never where to buy.
Now if you say the hydraulic oils are all the same and the telling to get it from a Farm supply place was telling what kind of oil. You still off here for there is about 15 different types of HD Oil and then another 30 other brands to pick from. They do make different viscostitys and ranges from the 5 weight.
Now if you want to be useful here. What weight and type would you say and don't say water with a little anti-freeze in it for it will work too.
TURTLE
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Excellent point, my shelled friend!
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