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New Fisher Fluid vs ATF

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dmjr77, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    I was wondering what everyone runs in there Fisher Plow? Do you run ATF or the Fisher Fluid? I have 2 SHEP units
     
  2. I ONLY use fisher fluid. Once or twice a year at a cost of maybe 10 bucks, why not? Would you use ATF in your engine?? Just my .02 :drinkup:
     
  3. butters

    butters Member
    Messages: 79

    I don't know what Fisher's fluid has in it, but for the peace of mind it might bring and the few times you use it, I would go with it over the ATF. Someone said something in another post about one of the manufactureres fluids having some sort of anti-moisture additive and low temperature rating that your ATF might not have.

    I would read the manufacturers spec and see what they recommend. If you go with ATF I would use a synthetic one.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2004
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    Any anti moisture based additive would have to be alchol based because of its abilty to bond with water and oil at the same time and you can get the same "effect" by adding about 1/2 oz or so per quart to your ATF fliud it you want to. I do and have for years.
     
  5. Tim C

    Tim C Member
    Messages: 70

    I had my fisher mm tuned up in sept. I was happy to see they finally made the fluid blue. Now if you have a leak you know its not the trany!! :bluebounc
    I would stay with the fisher fluid.

    Let it snoooow Tim C
     
  6. jrm123180

    jrm123180 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I was using that stuff, but then when I drained my system and didn't have the extra money, I switched to ATF. That was was the fisher dealer told me to use
     
  7. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    On my older plow we used ATF for years never had a problem.The fisher dealer actually suggested me using it.My new plow was just flushed by the dealer so i assume they used the actual fisher fluid.
     
  8. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I plan to stick with Mobile One ATF fluid a with a dash of deicer myself.