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fluid change

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by bounty21, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. bounty21

    bounty21 Member
    Messages: 30

    whats the best way to change the fluid in a ultra mount
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    oops:waving:
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2006
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Right from Western:waving:

    Do not mix different types of hydraulic fluid.
    Some fluids are not compatible and may cause
    performance problems and product damage.

    1. Perform this operation with the snowplow attached
    to the truck on a hard level surface.
    2. Lower blade to ground.
    3. Activate control float function and manually
    collapse lift ram all the way. Turn control off.
    4. Remove drain plug located in the bottom of the
    hydraulic reservoir.
    5. Completely drain reservoir and replace drain plug.
    6. Remove the angle ram hoses from the fittings on
    the hydraulic unit and place in a drain pan or
    suitable container.
    7. Manually angle the blade wings fully in each
    direction to remove fluid from the angle rams. Do
    not allow the hose from the opposite side of the
    ram to take fluid back in.
    8. Reconnect the angle ram hoses to the proper
    fittings.
    NOTE: Add fluid only when all rams are
    retracted.
    9. With snowplow in Vee position and lift ram fully
    retracted, fill the reservoir with hydraulic fluid.
    Replace fill plug.
    10. Turn control on and completely extend and retract
    the driver-side wing several times. With all rams
    fully retracted, turn control off.
    11. Fill reservoir to top of fill hole and replace fill plug.
    12. Repeat steps 10 and 11 for the passenger side
    wing.
    13. Turn control on and raise and lower the snowplow
    several times. Activate control float function and
    manually collapse lift ram all the way after each
    lowering of the blade. With all rams fully retracted,
    turn control off.
    14. Fill reservoir to top of fill hole and replace fill plug.
     
  4. bounty21

    bounty21 Member
    Messages: 30

    i cann't see how to get the drain plug off it looks like a piece of hard rubber what do i use to get that off with no screw or anything else there
     
  5. Bowlerdude

    Bowlerdude Junior Member
    Messages: 24


    Bounty,

    The Drain plug on mine has a a female hex opening on the bottom of the plug. If you do not have a right Hex wrench use a flat blade screwdriver to turn it.

    John