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Hydraulic fluid for Meyers E47 pump

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wsmm, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. wsmm

    wsmm Member
    Messages: 80

    I'm currently using the recommended hydraulic fuild in my Meyers E47 unit. It's on a 79 Dodge Ramcharger. Purchasing either the Meyer's brand of a generic fuild is rather expensive. Does anyone out there use anything besides the recommended fuild? If so what do you use? If I knew the chemical makeup and what's it's base was I might have someone that could locate a substitute. If you use an alternative fuild have you experienced any problems because of it?

  2. firefighter

    firefighter Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 44


    I use to have a myers 7'6" angle plow on my truck. I used Transmission oil and so did other people in my area. I now run a V 8'2" boss. :rolleyes:
  3. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459


    Stay with the recomended fluids, they are designed for low temperature operation and contain rust inhibitors and non foaming agents, and are really what your pump needs. Your pump; motor and valves will work easier with less current draw. Just about all the plow manufactures call for use of a quality low temp hydraulic fliud in their power units. :rolleyes: John
  4. digger242j

    digger242j Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Anybody have any good reasons to use only genuine Meyer fluid, as opposed to the more generic costing brands?
  5. Ohiosnow

    Ohiosnow Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 415

    Meyer fluid

    it's all I ever used as I got it at dealer cost. I now have a BOSS plow & have a in for getting it at a very good price.

    If the generic brand has all the same extras in it then I see no reason not to use it. :waving:

    PS: I never had half the problems that my buddy had with his generic fluid in his Meyer ;) but I always thought it was him, like not flushing everthing. :eek:
  6. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Other Fluids

    No as long as it meets or exceides their specs. I use Kendall's Glacier Blue low temp hydraulic fluid in "all" my new installs, and have for more than eigth years. During service schools this was addressed many times, they really just what you to use a quality low temp hydraulic fluid. Sure they all would like you to use their brand fluids but did not have a problem with using someone else's, as long as it met the spec.:rolleyes: John