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Orlando Rucco

Craftsman 208cc 27 ton logsplitter Mod.#247.77661 Hydraulic Fluid

by Orlando Rucco Last activity date:
June 25th, 2012

Just purchased this logsplitter and after priming and extending the hydraulics 12 times as directed the fluid level is barely at the min. level. Manual states 4 different fluids can be used and on the 2nd page under specs it shows Dexron III but there is a sticker on the logsplitter stating it was filled with Shell Tellus S2 M32 which I cannot find in my area. It recommends not mixing diferent fluids. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Craftsman , Kenmore PRO Appliances
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Sam A
I am so sorry that you have had a heart attack Sunday. I certainly wish you good health and recovery. I am sorry that I was not able to answer you sooner but I had to travel to Minnesota for my mother's funeral on the 19th.

Please get well soon and have a speedy recovery.

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by Sam A
June 25th, 2012
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Orlando Rucco
Thanks for your help Sam A. Pretty pathetic Sears 800 techs and store manager would not go the extra mile you did. I am done with this subject and Sears as I just returned home from the hospital from a heart attack I had Sunday.
by Orlando Rucco
June 14th, 2012
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Sam A
Update on the hydraulic oil for the log splitter.

I have been in contact with the manufacturer of the log splitter and they say that you can top off the oil in the splitter with Dexron lll. The Shell oil they use in production they get in bulk and Shell does not sell this at any retail outlet smaller than 5 gals.

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by Sam A
June 14th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you for you question on the oil for the log splitter.

I am doing some research on the oil for the splitter with the vendor of the log splitter and as soon as they get back with me I will give you an answer. I would hope it to be tomorrow 6/12/12.

I did find the special oil but it only comes in a 5 or 55 gallon can or barrel.

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by Sam A
June 11th, 2012
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Orlando Rucco
I have talked to Sears repair techs and they passed me onto the parts guy who apologized but could not help. I need less than a quart to topoff with existing Shell fluid but can only find a source in California where I would haave to buy 5 gal for $65.00 and $39.00 shipping! I talked the Sear's Hood River, OR owner who said I could either order the fluid in it or drain it out and put one of the other fluids in it. I said I can also bring it back and he said fine he could probably re-sell it real quick and I probably would have the same problem if I looked for another brand as 1 or 2 companies make them. Pretty pathetic cusotmer service and product support. It would have been better to have not had any fluid in it as once the tank iis drained how do I get it out the rest out of the system to put another fluid in? I will put in a BBB complaint against Sears as the product is advertised as it is already to operate because they have supplied both engine oil and hydraulic fluid.
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by Orlando Rucco
June 8th, 2012
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afritz afritz
Managemylife.com is always a great resource to find the answers to just about anything. I was unable to locate any information for your question. An expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Have a great day!
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