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How often does the fluid need to be changed?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by DieselDan172, May 12, 2009.

  1. DieselDan172

    DieselDan172 Member
    from Mass.
    Messages: 34

    I'm new to plowing, I bought my 8'2 used part way through the season. I only used it a few times cleaning my own driveway. Should I be thinking about changing the fluid before I put it away or before the snow flies?
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Fluid is recommended to be changed annually, and I advise changing it right before you use it, not before you store it. Hot/cold will develop moisture in the system and possibly contaminate the fluid with water in due time. Ideally now and in the fall would be the best, but it's your call. Make sure you flush the cyls too ;)
  3. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i agree with h2o. i change mine every fall when i take them out of storage and prep them for the season.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    We change ours every other year but they sit inside all year long and we only avg about 44"/year. I would change it in the fall also.
  5. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I agree with H2O and Lawn Pro. I like to flush mine out as well.
  6. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I have had my Boss for 4 years now and have changed the fluid once. I do my works lot and nothing else. When it's not pushing snow the plow is sitting on a rack in our heated warehouse.
  7. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    while we're on this subject whats the best way to flush the cylinders? just double checking the way i do it. thanks