Caterpillar forklift fluid specs

Q: What lubricants do I use in my Caterpillar forklift?

A: It depends. Using the wrong lubricating fluids on your forklift can damage the truck and put the truck’s operator in danger. Check below for the correct forklift fluid specs for P3000 and P8000 models of Caterpillar trucks.

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Cat forklift model P3000 P4000 P5000 P6000 P7000 fluid specs

•  gasoline engine = SAE5w-30; API classification SJ and abovemotor oil Intella Liftparts forklift fluid specs

 diesel engine = SAE5w-30; API classification CF and above

 transfer and differential oil = SAE80 (below 14°F) or SAE90 (14°F and above); API classification GL-4 or GL-5

•  powershift transmission oil = Dexron II

•  hydraulic oil = ISO VG32

•  brake oil = FMVSS No.116-DOT3 or DOT4 or SAE J1703

•  wheel bearing grease = NLGI No.2 grade multipurpose (lithium base); consistency of 265-295

•  chassis grease = NLGI No.1 grade multipurpose type (lithium base); consistency of 310-340

•  antifreeze = long life coolant (non-amine)

Cat forklift model P8000 P9000 P10000 P12000 fluid specs

•  gasoline engine = SAE5w-30, API classification SJ and above

•  diesel engine = SAE5w-30; API classification CF and above

•  transfer and differential oil = SAE80W (below 14°F) or SAE90 (14°F and above); API classification GL4 or GL5

•  powershift transmission oil = Dexron II

•  hydraulic oil = ISO VG32

•  wheel bearing grease = NLGI No.2 grade multipurpose (lithium base); consistency of 271

 chassis grease = NLGI No.1 grade multipurpose type (lithium base); consistency of 315


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8 thoughts on “Caterpillar forklift fluid specs”

  1. Hi, Im looking for engine oil type and transmission fluid type for a Caterpillar Forklift. Model DPL40, Type D 673Y, Serial# 3cm10640. Also looking for all filters too. Any assistance is appreciated as I need to order all of these to service the machine.
    Regards,
    Kevin

    Kevin
    1. Thanks for checking out our blog. Please send your parts inquiries to [email protected]

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  2. I’m looking for brake oil for caterpillar model VC60SA type G.
    6000 LBS. Serial# 9SB480
    Any assistance is appreciated.

    Charles
    1. Hi Charles, I have forwarded your request to our look up guy and copied you in on the email. He will get back to you as soon as he can!

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  3. capacity of gear oil

    lakshitha
    1. Hi Lakshitha, What is your question regarding this matter?

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  4. Where do I check the transmission fluid on this VC60D

    Chet
  5. How do I check the hydro fluid level. When the mast is half way up the pump cabarets.

    Hal