Mixing Hydraulic Fluids in Wood Splitter
I have a new electric log splitter, light duty, only 4 tons. It holds 3.5 quarts of hydraulic fluid and the manual lists several acceptable hydraulic fluids for changing the fluid every 150 hours. Examples are Shell Tellus 22 and Mobil DTE 11. The manual does not indicate what the unit was shipped with.
If I need to add oil to the factory load can I just use one of the listed, or is it unwise to mix different brand fluids? The manual also says "equivalent" oils may also be used, but I have no idea how one determines equivalent. Perhaps any jack oil rated at greater than 4 tons would be acceptable oil.