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Fisher Hydraulic fluid?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by BoulderBronco, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I am done with the install of my new Xtreme V but I can't find the recommended Fisher EZ Flow fluid anywhere around here (Colorado). Nor can I find anything that meets the Military specs that Fisher says I need. I found some Meyer fluid that says it's good to -60* and is "Aircraft Quality" but it does not say whether it meets the Military specification MIL-H-5606A. I am hesitant to put this fluid in my new $5000 plow. Any help?
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Wherever you bought your plow from should have the fluid for it! If not, try CPW (sponsor).
     
  3. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Thanks for the response. But I bought it from a place in Illinois which is a bit far from CO. CPW is all good but again I can't get it up and running until it gets here. I'm looking for something for today. The fisher fluid is good down to -40* so I'm thinking the Meyer would be more than fine being that it's "Aircraft Quality" and good down to -60*.
     
  4. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Automatic transmission fluid will work perfectly fine, and you can get it at any auto or discount store. Fisher is a great name with great products, but anything more than simple ATF is just upselling & exploitation of Fisher customers.
     
  5. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I kind of agree. At least on the older systems. But I'm not sure with these newer fancy pumps. I always used ATF on my plows but I am going with a dedicated oil for this one. I just used the Meyer fluid. Seems to work fine. And holy crap. This plow is FAST. It angles in all directions faster than any plow I have ever seen. Can't wait for snow!
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Nothing wrong at all with the genuine Meyer fluid...
    Don't use ATF in the newer style pumps if you can avoid it.. they'll work better with the dedicated plow oil.