IH 185 loboy hyg oil tank location

Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:46 pm

I have a older 1957 IH loboy 185, when it gets cold about 30 degree outside, my hyg's don't work. can it be low on fluid and where is the tank for the hyg's located? thank you a city boy

Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:50 pm

Welcome, Frank. Someone will be along to answer your question soon. Dan

Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:08 pm

Frank, it may be low on fluid or you may have water in the system freezing up in the colder temperatures. I would recommend a drain, flush and re-fill with fresh hydraulic fluid such as hy-tran or similar.

Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:59 pm

Frank - Also, if you are looking for the "tank", I think you'll find that the hyg's use the transmission for the reserve. Plug should be on rear of transmission, 3/8" drive. Most likely you have water in there.

Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:06 pm

IS THERE A PLUG ON TOP LIKE THE CUBS , TO REFILL ONCE IT HAS BEEN DRAINED. :?:

Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:35 pm

Frank - you may also want to verify your serial number. 185's were only produced from 74 thru 76 so a 57 - 185 lo-boy is not possible.

If it is indeed a number series lo-boy, the oil reservoir is the tranny / differential housing.