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Oil for Plow Trucks

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Glenhaven Snow, Oct 12, 2015.

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  1. Glenhaven Snow

    Glenhaven Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Good Afternoon,

    What weight oil is recommended for plow trucks?

    Thank you,
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
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  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Sheesh, can you be a little more specific?
     
  4. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    ^:waving:


    What weight of oil does your owners manual recommend?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Subscribed......
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    Don't let these guys give you a hard time

    (Plow) trucks can take anything from 0w20 to 0w90.

    I hope this helps
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    ^Don't let this joker disenfranchise you

    really only, 0W- ?
    some dont recommend using 0w at all.

    humm no 10W or 5W or 15W?

    just run what your owners manual recommends.

    now ill throw a wrench in, gas or diesel, synthetic or conventional?
     
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    :laughing:

    How do we know if it's even engine oil he's asking about? It could be diff oil or even hydro oil. It could even be muffler bearing oil.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    EXACTLY....... Good eye
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    my advice still holds.
    just use what your owners manual recommends.

    or just use ATF in everything.....
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    I've check my OM, it talks about snow plowing, getting stuck in the snow, changing flat tires, etc.....but nothing about what oil to used when snow plowing... Did I use any oil at all?

    Perhaps it's a battery powered vehicle?
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Maybe you should try castor oil?


    Op,
    Make, model, year, and what is the applacation?
     
  14. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,285

    Ok fellas.... lets give the guy a chance to respond to the questions asked.
    No need to derail another thread.:waving:


    OP follow the Mfr's recommended motor oil weights in the OM for the outside temps the vehicle would be operating in.Thumbs Up
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    Yes Father Donovan

    OP, you got to give us more clues such as make,model,engine, etc.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  16. bmc1025

    bmc1025 Member
    Messages: 36

    Make it simple use Rotella 5/40 in anything with an engine.
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Even my 2 cycle engines?
     
  18. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    You suggested atf....
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Olive oil works good too.
     
  20. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Just don't use cutting oil.
     
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