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plow fluid ?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mean green 24, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. mean green 24

    mean green 24 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I'm not sure what brand pump I have but the guy I got the truck from says to use "pink atf ". My question is I can make out the words dextron 3 on the pump and I want to know if I can use hi quality snow plow fluid? Do I just need to take fluid out of res or disc all lines? Will this make the plow faster? Will it hurt the system? I know there is a thread for this somewhere and I did look but couldn't find it. Thanks guys
     
  2. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    You can use pretty much whatever you want for an oil. But I'd use the hydraulic fluid which has a lower pour point than ATF which in turn "should" make it faster
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
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  4. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    our old kendall delivery guy said thay been usin it for years in the lift gates. who watches a lift gate work ? i watched it the next time when he got to the shop in the dead cold packed with snow from 2hr highway drive. that gate worked like it was 80-90* outside.

    and he said thay sell a lot of it to the plow shops in 5 gal bucket. :D
     
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I use the SAM oil for plows, [BLUE] I used it in my meyers plow and now I use it in my boss plow and have been very happy with it, never ever a problem.
     
  7. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
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  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    not tryin to start nothin. but the kendall is 16* colder pour point. :dizzy: if we are out plowin at -76* then we got a problem.

    but yes any good sythetic is well worth the money. never had a problem with amsoil stuff. lots of guys i know run it. wesport
     
  9. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i use ATF in my fisher plow with no problems
     
  10. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    thats fine. no harm.
     
  11. mean green 24

    mean green 24 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    When I change fluid do I just have to change what's in the resevoir?
     
  12. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    No you will need to flush the whole system. Hoses, and rams. Then fill everything back up. If you cross comtaminate your wasting money.
     
  13. mean green 24

    mean green 24 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks that's just what I needed to know
     
  14. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    if its -76 out I am not even going out the door, besides if it ever got that cold here, I think the town would just seize to exist. not to mention my truck may or may not even start, heck I know it wouldn't't it would be frozen up and the block busted,tires froze to the ground etc..

    No sir, I ain't' going out in that cold of weather no matter what!
     
  15. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    I used Amsoil ATF up till this year now I'm using Amsoil ISO 22

    Typical Technical Properties (Revised as of 03/10/2008)
    Synthetic AW Series
    Antiwear Hydraulic Oils

    AWF
    ISO 15 AWG
    ISO 22 AWH
    ISO 32 AWI
    ISO 46 AWJ
    ISO 68
    ISO VG - ASTM D-2422 15 22 32 46 68
    VK 100°C cSt - ASTM D-445 4.4 5.9 7.3 9.7 12.3
    VK 40°C cSt - ASTM D-445 14.8 20.7 32.0 48.0 67.3
    Viscosity Index - ASTM D-2270 237 256 205 192 184
    SpGr - g/ml - ASTM D-1298 0.8229 0.8363 0.8408 0.8483 0.8514
    Density - lb/gal - ASTM D-1298 6.910 6.964 7.001 7.063 7.089
    Flash Point °C (°F) - ASTM D-92 172 (341) 174 (345) 228 (442) 230 (446) 237 (459)
    Fire Point °C (°F) - ASTM D-92 184 (363) 188 (370) 248 (478) 254 (489) 256 (493)
    Pour Point °C (°F) - ASTM D-97 <-60 (<-76) <-60 (<-76) <-51 (<-60) <-47 (<-53) <-45 (<-49)
    Four-Ball Wear Test - ASTM D-4172B (40 kg, 1200 rpm, 75° C, 60 min.) 0.48 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45
    Copper Strip Corrosion Test - ASTM D-130 1A 1A 1A 1A 1A
    Foam - ASTM D-892
    Sequence I, II, III Test End 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
    Dielectric Strength - ASTM D-877 Voltage, kV AC 43.60 43.60 46.20 45.40 45.40
    Demulsibility - ASTM D-1401 Oil/Water/Cuff (min) 40/40/0 (15) 40/40/0 (15) 40/40/0 (10) 40/40/0 (10) 40/40/0 (10)
    Rust Test - ASTM D-665 A & B
    Fresh Water and Synthetic Sea Water Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass

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