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My fisher plow has red fluid???

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by dfor, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    Plow is a 2006 MM2. Fluid hasn't been changed in a long time. Went to go change it today, pulled off the hose and saw red fluid.

    The fluid I bought is S.A.M. Buyers blue.

    Can I just drain the fluid, move the plow blade side to side to clear out the angle ram fluid, and just refill? Will it mix alright, with the little amount that might be left.


    Thanks


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  2. John Murphy

    John Murphy Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Here's a link to an on-line video that we've developed that helps you with changing your hydraulic fluid. For those who have not visited this area of our web site lately, there's two other great user, maintenance type videos there as well. One on adjusting the drop speed of your plow, and another on preseason preparation.

    http://www.fisherplows.com/fe/parts_service/maintenance_gallery/video.php?id=11
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681


    That is ATF. Some use ATF instead of plow fluid, only major problem with ATF is in colder weather since it tends to get thick and slow the plow down.
     
  4. Yates004

    Yates004 Member
    Messages: 35

    John, the videos are very helpful. When doing the annual change on an XV2, are the blades to be winged back, or straight mode as demonstrated in the video. What's the best way to check fluid, will all cylinders collapsed (lift arm down, wings v'd back etc)?
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    Manual says wings back lift ram collapsed.
     
  6. John Murphy

    John Murphy Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Kimber is correct. With the wings back in the retracted position and with the lift ram collapsed. Oil level should be just below the fill port when complete.
     
  7. Yates004

    Yates004 Member
    Messages: 35


    Sorry to hijack the thread! Thanks guys!
     
  8. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    That's transmission fluid all right.While your in there you should also drop the reservoir and change the suction filter and whatever metal might be on the magnet on the bottom.
     
  9. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    Two questions. How do you drop the reservoir with the metal plate right beneath it?? Hope that's not a stupid question.

    And should the fluid level be right up to the filler hole??


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  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    Unbolt pump from head gear and yes fill to bottom of fill hole with lift ram collapsed.
     
  11. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    Got it. Thanks for the help.
     
  12. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    No sense in leaving an old filter in brand new fluid.That would be like changing your oil but not the filter