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Does it matter what kind of hydraulic oil for Sno-Way plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by spastec, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. spastec

    spastec Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a Sno-Way with down pressure plow that had a leak on one of the lines. Does it matter what brand or kind of hydraulic oil I use. I have it mounted on a 2007 Wrangler. What brand would you recommend?
     
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    go to an auto parts store and get some plow oil. most will have a selection of plow parts and oil. any name brand plow oil is fine also, just more $. any low temp hyd oil is better than atf for the $.
     
  3. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    When I had my Snoway,I remember they advised a special oil that had to meet certain specs.I got it from my oil supplier in a 5 gallon can which actually I still have. I'll look up the spec for you by Monday night.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Snoway will run on any premium plow fluid but if you don't use the same fluid that it already contains then you need to drain and flush. It is not advisable to mix fluids.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    X2 on what Basher said....DO NOT mix oils
     
  6. dougieb

    dougieb Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    can u use transmision fluid
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    YES.....in the transmission :D