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how to remove and clean out tranny fluid from your plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by birddseedd, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I was told before that I should use a cleaner when I cleaned out the tranny fluid and replace it with hydraulic fluid. But it seems nobody actually sells Hydro fluid cleaner. or even knows what I'm talking about. Should I just run a couple system fulls of hydro fluid until its clean.

    Thanks
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Just drain it, replace, and change the filter.
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    wont that leave transmission fluid residue? What's the easiest way to get out of the cylinders
     
  4. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I know this was covered recently try searching. I think there is an aircraft fluid cleaner

    I just drain cycle replace And drain again
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,700

    Meyer's hydroflush
     
  6. wils5150

    wils5150 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 87

    drain the resevoir, change filter. unhook the angle piston hoses and move the blade by hand to get it out of the pistons. this should get 95% of it out.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    What he said. And refill with plow oil. Ultramounts don't like trans fluid
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    yeah I was surprised to see that there was traNny fluid in it.I bought some hydraulic fluid, its not specifically plow hydraulic fluid, but they're the same thing.
     
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    That's it there.
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I run aircraft like fluid in mine for mornings like this.... 19 below this morning!
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2013
  11. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I would go with what the manufacture recommends instead of just farm hydraulic fluid. Transmission fluid is also hydraulic fluid, you're not doing yourself much good without replacing it with what the manufacture specs out for their plow.
     
  12. wils5150

    wils5150 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 87

    no they are not. Plow type fluid is better in the cold weather. My fisher uses 2 qt Advance auto parts has it.
     
  13. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    who manufactures westerns hydraulic fluid?
     
  14. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Look at the bottle.....
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    Buy plow fluid and be done. Don't drag this on anymore then it needs to. BLUE PLOW FLUID. Done. 3 quarts
     
  16. wils5150

    wils5150 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 87

    this......
     
  17. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Penny wise and dollar poor.

    Get the "plow" fluid.
     
  18. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    that's were about mine it's probably the same stuff
     
  19. wils5150

    wils5150 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 87

    who makes it? whats the bottle say? I got genuine fisher
     
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    not sure but its not Fisher.although it would surprise me if Fisher western or anyone actually manufactured their own fluid