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Tranny fluid in MM2

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by BlizzardBeater, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Hey all,
    I recall reading a post awhile back where a gentleman referred to "red fluid" in his MM2. I remember thinking that there was no way a dealer would do this. Well last night I was in the shop changing the fluids in my plow. Now I bought this MM2 brand new from a fisher dealer and I am the only one who has ever touched it. I grabbed a couple quarts of Fisher Ez-flo and pulled the plug on the resevoir expecting to do a quick drain, resevoir cleaning, and fill. To my surprise dark red tranny fluid came pouring out! I was pissed. I had to completely flush the system. Its good to go now though. Anyone else come across this?
     
  2. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Lots of them out there trying to save a buck.
     
  3. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    first off I wouldn't be back at that dealer. Second, someone from fisher will see this thread and be asking questions
     
  4. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    Ditto the last post, someone at Fisher should hear about this one!
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Call the big guys upstairs...that's not right!
     
  6. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    This is not what you want to hear but here it is-Fisher RECCOMENDS the use of their EZ Flow fluid,no were have they stated you MUST use it.Some dealers use ATF because believe it or noy your shiney $5k + plow does not include fluid so they try and save a buck,i can name a few around here that do it.In my shop i have never sold/serviced a plow without EZ Flow fluid,it is pricey but i strongly believeit is a quality oil,i could just as easily find something cheaper but i won't.
     
  7. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    That's pretty much what I figured as well. It just really irritates me. They could of given me the option, I would of gladly bought a gallon of Ez-flow.
     
  8. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Totally agree.
     
  9. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    Doesn't it also say NOT to use ATF???
     
  10. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I had ATF in my MM1 SEHP and it worked fine until it got air in it. Then it took forever. Plus when cold the plow would be pretty slow. I use the SAM Blue plow fluid or Fisher brand, it works much better in the cold and rarely gets air/frothy
     
  11. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    This thread is incomplete without the dealers name .
     
  12. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I'm not interested in ruining anybody's name. If anybody is buying a plow in northern maine, PM me and i'll tell you where not to buy it lol. I'm pretty sure it's because I beat them down on the price pretty good, but still like I said I would have bought the Ez-flow fluid for it myself.
     
  13. robertpkerrsr@h

    robertpkerrsr@h Member
    Messages: 40

    The first time I changed the fluid in my MM plow the Fisher dealer said why don't you just go to Walmart and get AT fluid and save some money........ I bought the Fisher fluid.

    RPK
     
  14. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    No,the only real warning they give you is to not mix fluids.Their other suggestion is to use a Mil-Spec fluid MIL-H-5606A,but no were in writing do they demand you use EZ Flow oil.
    Like i said,i'm with you guys,it's the only fluid i use,I would just double check with your dealer and make sure you are getting what you want.
     
  15. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Over the years, I've used both... ATF and the blue stuff... in Westerns and Fishers, straight blades and V's with older style pumps all the way up to the newest design pumps... Little difference to be seen. Just as a plow with ATF moves slower when it's cold, a plow with the blue fluid moves slower when the fliud is well warmed up after a lot of plowing.

    Much to do about nothing.....

    Anymore, I just pour the ATF in 'em. It's two bucks a quart and I have cases of it on the shelf.

    :popcorn: