Hydraulic Oil 2 Post Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)



Hydraulic fluid is the only recommended fluid/oil for your lift. AW 32 or AW 46 is the proper type of oil recommended by the lift manufacturer. Synthetic oil, automatic transmission fluid, and other substitutes are not recommended.

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Most two post require an average of 3-3.5 gallons of hydraulic fluid.



Hydraulic fluids can typically be found at most local parts, home improvement, or tractor supply stores.



Shipping regulations will not allow Greg Smith Equipment Sales to ship hydraulic fluid via UPS, Fed-Ex or common freight carrier.

Hydraulic fluid only needs to be added if there is a leak in the sealed system of the lift. Over time, extreme temperature fluctuations may create water particles to form inside the system over time. "MILKY" fluid should be evacuated and changed to ensure smooth operation.

Yes, but the hydraulic oil (in cold weather) will move slower because of its increased viscosity. Trick: Place a "trouble light" with a 25 watt incandescent bulb near the plastic reservoir prior to use. (Be careful the bulb in protected and does NOT contact the plastic reservoir...reservoir will MELT) The heat generated from the light bulb will "warm" the hydraulic oil and increase the performance of your lift.