303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF) Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

A numbrt of defendants, including CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC, Family Center of Harrisonville, Inc., and Blain Supply (which does business as Farm and Fleet), are settling a class action alleging that various brands of 303 THF they’ve made or sold (1) do not meet 303 THF specifications and (2) may damage equipment, including damage to the spiral gear in the drive, excess wear, seal leakage, high pump leakage, and damage from deposits, sludging, and thickening.

Docket Number:


Company: CITGO Petroleum Corporation Inc.

Filing Deadline: August 31, 2020

Class Period: May 25, 2013

Objection Deadline: August 31, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: August 31, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: October 13, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

If you want a reimbursement for damage or repairs, you must provide proof.


You may be eligible if you bought any of the 303 THF products in any state during the class period for that product. (You are not eligible if you bought the products for resale, or if you have already received reimbursement for purchases or damage to equipment. These are the products and their respective class periods:

CITGO-manufactured MileMaster 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid:
3/2 gal. from January 23, 2017 to present
5 gal. from May 25, 2013 to present
55 gal. from May 25, 2013 to present

CITGO-manufactured H-K 303 Tractor Transmission Hydraulic Fluid:
3/2 gal. from May 25, 2013 to April 30, 2016
5 gal. from May 25, 2013 to March 21, 2019

Orscheln Premium 303 Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid purchased from Orscheln Farm and Home LLC:
September 3, 2014 to August 16, 2017

CITGO-manufactured SuperTech 303 Tractor Hydraulic Oil purchased in the US:
February 17, 2016 to February 10, 2018.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) Reimbursement for purchases: $18 for each 3/2 gallon jug; $27 for each 5 gallon bucket, $200 for each 55-gallon drum. (2) reimbursement for repairs or damage to equipment caused by the use of the product.

Total Settlement Amount: $18,825,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Horn Aylward & Bandy LLC
Lundberg Law Firm PLC
White Graham Buckley & Carr LLC

Claim Form: 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF) Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Hornbeck, et al. v. Orscheln Farm and Home LLC, et al.,

Settlement Website: 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF) Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
RG/2 Claims Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

303 THF Settlement
c/o RG/2 Claims Administration
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479

Tags: Defective Product, Tractor Hydraulic Fluid