View Full Version : Fluid substitute?

11-24-2005, 07:52 AM
My new Fisher didnt come w/fluid like my western did, and I dont want to use generic R&O. Any suggestions on thanksgiving? I would really like to complete installation.

11-24-2005, 09:10 AM
Why do you need any fluid for your new plow? Other than having some on hand for emergencies ,IE- A blown hose or broken fitting? I don't recommend mixing fluids but in an emergency you can use ATF, dextron, or a hydraulic fluid like a AW32 a low temp hyd oil you can find these at any auto parts store.

11-24-2005, 10:47 AM
It didnt come with any..............at all.

11-24-2005, 10:52 AM
It didnt come with any..............at all.
That s@#ks:nono: !!
I would go to the auto parts store and get some fluid, atf or a hyd fluid.
You can always drain it out latter when you get the fluid you want.

11-24-2005, 11:53 AM
I have been using Mobil 1 Syn ATF in mine, seems to work good. The Fisher factory fluid is supposed to be the best though.

11-24-2005, 11:59 AM
There are aftermarket companies that sell plow fluid, Most auto parts stores carry it. If not, use a real good ATF for now, and drain it out later when you get the right stuff. It just won't be as good in sub zero temps. I would run that for a bit then change, be like a break in period.

11-24-2005, 08:16 PM
Use the Fisher Blue fluid. It's the best.