I recently changed the filter and fluid in my Snapper 1650 and used type F ATF. now it seems to be a little down on power. Is this the correct fluid to use? If not, could it be causing the lack of power?
Can still get Type F? Thought newer types took over now. F is one of thinnest available when used, maybe should be other. Some tractors take Dexron, a GM product, and others just take motor oils. Check a manual as noted. Type F seems out of date by the time this tractor was made?? Even in some cases, the Hy-Tran fluids used in most modern tractors, bought at Farm stores is maybe a better bet.
I just got my 1650 a little while ago, and the fluid is on order from Oilmart in Winnipeg, MB. I went with the Amsoil Hydraulic Transmission Oil and will be putting it in shortly. The filter I ordered from NAPA in Winnipeg, P/N 1410.
I have two 1650's, the one that i just changed fluid in seems considerably slower and less powerful than the tractor with old fluid in it. Is that because of the type A transmission fluid I used? or is the pump just weaker (worn)?
Type F was made for transmissions with Brass in them. Ford Automatic Transmissions in the early 50s thru the 70s.
As does our newer Tractors. Tractor/Hydraulic fluid will play well with the brass plates in our hydros.
I use it in all my Sundstrand and Eaton Hydros with great results. When we get a chance we will be looking at the rear axle on the 4855 because of some lack of power at the Mackville pull. Will fill you in when we get inside.