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2 yr old plow question

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by dss56, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. dss56

    dss56 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I have a fisher HD 7.5 mm2 bought at the end of 2008. I got to plow 1 storm and about 5-6 last year. Not used much but getting it ready for this year.

    My questions is what type of fluid would Fisher use in the new plows?
    I have not checked but will over the weekend and also see if it needs any.

  2. Tim94gt

    Tim94gt Junior Member
    from Ma.
    Messages: 26

    I use Fisher Hydraulic fluid.

    I know some people prefer ATF (automatic transmission fluid)
  3. dss56

    dss56 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Maybe I should make it a bit clearer.

    What I meant is when you buy a new plow and take it home what type of fluid do they put in the new plows sold off the lot.

    thanks for the reply
  4. Tim94gt

    Tim94gt Junior Member
    from Ma.
    Messages: 26

    They use Fisher Hydraulic Fluid.......
  5. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 38

    Or ATF. as that's what mine had from day one.
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    .....I find that VERY hard to believe.
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Yeah, have never seen atf in a Fisher plow. Like they said, just buy the blue Fisher fluid.
  8. dss56

    dss56 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I went to Salem Brake and Clutch close to my home about 15 miles away.
    I bought 1 can of spray yellow powder coat paint $23.00 Also 2 quarts of Blue hydrolic fluid.
    $8.00 a quart total $39.00.
    My plow came with the Blue fluid I found out and had to add about a half quart of the fluid. Hooked up the plow and all is working as I left it last year. I greased and oiled all fittings so I'm just waiting for the snow to fall.

    I did have Lacey Trucks in Medford close by I live in Everett but they moved to Salisbury Ma. They did installs for Myers and Fisher and was pissed when they moved.

    Thanks for all the replies on Locations.
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    SHOULD be Fisher Blue. Good stuff.

    Depends on what century it was manufactured :rolleyes:
  10. camaro 77

    camaro 77 Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 283

    i would rec you drain and fill the fluid in that plow not just top it off
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    The key word there is "century" lol.

    How goes it Palmer, Hope you enjoyed your summer, the temps seem to be dropping further and further every night. I hate the transition, bring on the snow already!
  12. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I believe ATF has some paraffin wax in it ...Not good in really cold conditions... Clogs intake screen...
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Going fine. They new job is going great. Has been a little cool lately. Snow's coming, you can be sure.
  14. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    Drain and add new fluid with a filter at the end of every season .
  15. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    ATF fluid should only be used in the Fisher Speedcast plows with the belt driven pump under the hood,or also some of the older MM1 with the pump under the hood.
    all mm2 should only use fisher blue hydraulic oild.
    i was told that putting atf in a mm2 pump would destroy the pump because it is too thick.