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Old 12-12-2010, 11:41 AM
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Default PowerPole Hydraulic Fluid ISO32

Is there a substitude for the GREEN MARINE HYDRAULIC FLUID? I find paying $30 for a quart is a little high. Also mine in the pump has turned very tick and light colored (yellowish). Also the level has gone down half way on the continer. Do i have a leak or is it normal.

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Old 12-12-2010, 03:47 PM
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Is there a substitude for the GREEN MARINE HYDRAULIC FLUID? I find paying $30 for a quart is a little high. Also mine in the pump has turned very tick and light colored (yellowish). Also the level has gone down half way on the continer. Do i have a leak or is it normal.

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Why don't you contact JL Industries (maker of the Power Pole)? If they don't recommend a substitute, ask them why not.
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Green Marine is probably an enviromental friendly hydraulic oil that will not damage the environment if leaked. Chevron Clarity is what I use in my dredge and is also a "green product." One of my friends uses vegetable oil in all of his pumps its cheap and it works. Its all about the $ just like marine parts for your boat.
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Used to have a company that made products with hydraulic components, including some pretty large cylinders with matching pumps. I"d be very hesitant to use vegetable oil in any hydraulic setup. I would worry about it gumming up and also breaking down due to air exposure. Not familiar with the actual hydraulic layout of the Power Pole type of equipment, so maybe it's ok there. But for sure not in hydraulic steering, hydraulic jacks, etc. I am pretty sure its use would void the warranty of any of the major pump manufacturers.
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My Power Pole uses a Parker hydraulic power unit. You might look on the Parker website.

You might want to reconsider switching oil, if your unit is leaking, I think the "green" hydraulic oil will be a lot easier to cleanup in you bilge.

I bought a quart of Green hydraulic fluid for $13. a couple of months ago. I think you need to do a little shopping.

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