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Meyer E47 Fluid

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Larry45, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Larry45

    Larry45 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    I have a Meyer E47 plow. I always use Hydrualic fluid when I do a flush and refill, but some other people at the supply store tell me that you can use transmission fluid instead of hydrualic fluid and it is just as good. Is this true? or do these people even know what there talking about.
  2. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Yes you can use it I don't think it's as good but not sure. I don't use it
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Use either Meyer fluid or Hyda-flush. ATF and premium snowplow fluid are not compaditable.
  4. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Basher... my dealer uses fisher hydro fluid in the meyers systems and it seems to work fine.

    Can you tell me what problems you've seen because he sells and services a ton of plows every year and has a great rep around here. Why would Meyers have a special fluid vs any other plow mfg? I would think that orings are compatible with all types and as long as the viscosity is low enough at low temps then they should be ok right??? I'm not talking about ATF, just other hydro fluids.

  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It doesn't have to be a Meyer branded fluid, just a premium low temp fluid of the various brands.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    :nod:and don't mix brands:nono:
  7. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    plow fluid

    ATF is hydraulic oil. It runs a pump and cylinder for you steering the same way you plow runs a pump and cylinders. For many Years Western suggested ATF for there plows (they now make there own fluid). the only atvantage of using any Plow fluid is it is good to a lower tempeture (-30 to -40F). the only exception to this is if you have any meyer warranty on this pump as they will deny warranty if you us any other fluid but there's.
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    AFT becomes as much as 11 times thicker then premium plow fluid. The advantages are longer pump and motor life, faster response times, lower amp draw and cleaner filters.
  9. JCByrd24

    JCByrd24 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 232

    Regular old ATF here...never a problem and I can do a full flush anytime for $5. I don't think thinner fluid will not make your pump last longer or keep your filters cleaner, it will also leak more. ATF is pretty thin even when cold, a few cycles and it works like it's 40 degrees out.
  10. intolerableblis

    intolerableblis Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    It's definitely not as good as Meyer fluid, but SnowDogg makes an aftermarket fluid that is considerably cheaper and just as good.
  11. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Lets face it. We all want to use ATF for one reason only. It's cheaper and as long as it works, why use the expensive stuff. I prefer to think the manafacture knows more than I do. Then again, they want to sell the more expensive fluid. Maybe some of the mechanics in PS have done a test with both to see what works best and what damage if any, resulted.
  12. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    The way I look at it, if you don't have leaks, you are not going to go through much fluid. I change mine once a year...Home use only...costs maybe $15/year for the blue stuff..
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Already been done many times over. When I get a pump in here filled with ATF showing slow performance and excessive AMP draw, or the truck just doesn't seem capable of keeping up with the electrical demands of the plow despite the equipment being in tip top shape the first thing I do is remove the ATF. Solves the excessive AMP draw issues easily. Been proven time and time again by the plow manufactures as well.

    Would you use plow fluid in your transmission as a regular? How about in your brake system? Will it work? Yes it will.

    Is it the correctly designed fluid for the job? No.
  14. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Like I've said a time a two... All decisions are made because of MONEY.
    Why do dealers put ATF in the new plows. It a lot cheaper and as long as the plower can get away with it, its more profit.