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Changing Fluid in a "V" plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by kingriver, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 217

    Hello, would still like to have someone out there in plow land give a step by step procedure for changing fluid out in a "V" plow.

    Am I correct that if you dont follow proper procedures you can trap air in the left/right cylinder and its heck to get it out ?
    WESTERN MVP PLOW
    thanks,
    james
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  2. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
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  3. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    dont use ATF , it has waxes in it and freezes up . Use only Boss fl;uid for a happy blade
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,537

    use the boss manual to change a western???
     
  5. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
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  6. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 217

  7. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    page 16.
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  8. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
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  9. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
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  10. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
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  11. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    now you know both boss and western
     
  12. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Is this an old isarmatic or a newer ultramount V? The process is easy for either. Take out the drain plug and drain the fluid from the reservoir. (if you are brave enough to pull the, motor on and isarmatic / reservoir on an ultramount) then while you are doing this you can inspect and clean the magnet. Remove the chain from the lift frame and remove the hoses from the hydraulic unit. Now put the lift ram hose in a bucket and work the ram up and down until all the fluid is out. Use a little jack to lift the blade off the floor and work it back and forth with the hoses in the bucket until the fluid stops coming out. Now put the hoses back on and replace the chain. Refil the reservoir, work the plow through the cycles and then recheck / refil to the proper level. Fill & work it, fill & work it three times or until the level remains at the proper level. There will be a little air in the system still so recheck the level and top it up after you plow the next time. Done, simple, a monkey can do it. It's just like changing engine oil. Drain everything and then refil it, run it then top it up. Some people will tell you to put your hoses in a bucket of fluid and then work the rams to suck fluid in but I think that is bogus move because when you pull your hoses and reconnect them air is going to get in anyway. The system is self purging, just use it for a while and top it up, all the air will work it's way out in a short time.
     
  13. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 217

  14. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 217

    Hey thanks,. sounds easy enough, you must have done it a lot of times, correct ?