Hydraulic Oil

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Less damaging to plants. Less dependence on fossil fuels. Less toxic for workers. Biodegrades faster and to greater degrees than petroleum-based and synthetic ester products. (Read more).

Info on this product category: Hydraulic Fluid (Biobased)

Criteria for Hydraulic Fluid (Biobased)

The contractor must provide services to take back and re-refine used biobased hydraulic oil.

Products should be listed in the USDA BioPreferred Catalog

Hydraulic fluid must be readily biodegradable and non-hazardous ISO 40 grade hydraulic tractor oil for use in general purpose hydraulic systems.  This oil must be a direct replacement for petroleum oil based hydraulic tractor fluids. Oil must meet or exceed the requirements of petroleum oil based hydraulic fluids and have excellent anti-wear characteristics.  Hydraulic system must be factory filled with bio-degradable hydraulic oil.  Oil certifications must be provided at delivery.  Hydraulic tank must also be clearly marked with decal stating it contains bio-degradable oil. Products should be:

  1. Rated as Commercial and/or Industrial Grade.
  2. American Petroleum Institute certified.
  3. Meet the performance and warranty requirements of the manufacturers listed in the specifications.

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Last updated: 
January 24, 2020

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