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Changing Fluid rt3

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by cjasonbr, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    I'm gonna be changing the fluid in my plows. I've been searching the threads pretty thoroughly but i want to run this by you guys.

    - Mount plow on truck
    - Drain fluid
    - Unbolt hose at ram that's extended
    - push plow to other side and contract the ram that's unhooked to drain fluid from it.
    - clean filter screen, where is it??
    - attach hose
    - fill resevoir
    - bleed to hose that was just attached.
    - cycle and top off.


    Is this right? am i missing anything? Is it basically the same with a fisher? Thanks!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'm old fashion drop it off at the dealer and let them get their hands dirty .
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your procedure is fine.

    The screen filter is located in the reservoir. You have to remove the pump unit from the lift tower in order to first remove the reservoir so you can get to the screen filter.

    Be sure to use the correct fluid. :nod:
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    that's how I drain mine a little different in order.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    lol or are you just lazy and or can afford it.

    I think it is good for these guys to be able to do it them self so when things go wrong out in the field that they can take care of it them selves.
    Few if any shops are open at 3am or on weekends to fix it for you most are open 9 to 5 mom -fri and 3 hrs on sat if you are lucky..
    Downtime can cost you $$ and accounts.

    familiarize your self with your plow.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I agree, we've never had a plow back at the dealer for anything. (touch wood)
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No screen filter in valve block on the RT3's SF. :waving:

    Only the older RT1's and 2's had one in the valve block.
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    damm changes...Doouh.....

    he'd be looking all over going wtf:confused::dizzy:
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And bad mouthing that guy that told him so on PS along the way. :D
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    .;):D:waving:

    forgot to tell him that loose hose is going to squirt all over the place. get a jug and a rag for it
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  11. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Lol My father let me learn that the hard way, but i will never be unprepared for that again!
     
  12. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    How often do you guys change it? Beginning of each season?
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    That's when I do it and every year.
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes annually is best. For $20 worth of fluid and a little time it's rather cheap insurance to help avoid later problems.