Q. What kind of hydraulic oil should I use in my Barreto equipment?
We use AW/ISO 68 hydraulic fluid in all Barreto equipment. If you are operating your machine below 32°F, then AW/ISO 46 is recommended.

Q. Does your equipment ship with hydraulic oil, or do I have to fill the tank when I receive the machine?
The equipment ships with a full tank of hydraulic oil. Just fill the gas tank, check your engine oil level to make sure it is properly filled, and you’re ready to start.

Q. How much fluid should be in the hydraulic tank?
The hydraulic fluid level should be visible about half way up in the sight glass on the side of the machine. For those older machines that do not have a sight glass, fill the tank to within 3 inches from the top of the tank.

Q. I need to add hydraulic fluid to my machine but do not have a tool to remove the fill plug. What kind of tool do I need?
The fill plug takes a 9/16” hex tool to remove.

Q. How often should I change my hydraulic filter?
For new machines, replace the filter after the first 50 hours. Then, every 200 hours thereafter. Also, add one quart of hydraulic fluid to the tank with every filter change.

Q. My hour meter is flashing. How do I reset it?
Wave a magnet above the hour display in the upper right-hand corner.

Q. Do you sell engine parts?
No. You will need to contact your local engine dealer. If you don’t know of one in your area, please call us at 800-525-7348 and we will help you find one.

Q. Where can I get parts for my Barreto equipment?
Call us at 800-525-7348, fax your order to 541-963-6755, or email  If you are not in the United States, click HERE to see if we have a dealer in your country.

Q. I am trying to find a parts breakdown manual for my Barreto machine but I don’t see it on your website. How can I get one?
Please contact us at 800-525-7348 or email and we would be happy to email you the parts manual for your equipment. Please have your serial number available so we can match you up with the correct drawings for your equipment. At this time, only our operator’s manual is available online (click HERE for operating manuals).

Q. I need to touch up the paint on my Barreto equipment. What color should I use to match it?
For touch ups, we use Rustoleum High Performance Enamel Safety Red, #V2163838 in a rattle can for the red touch ups, and we use Rustoleum High Performance Enamel Black #V2179838 for black touch ups.