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Unimount fluid level (Cable operated)

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by weezer4117, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. weezer4117

    weezer4117 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Did a quick search of this forum and even read the owners manual but couldnt find what I am looking for. When the pump is on my truck and the ram is pushed all the way down the pump tilts forward quite a bit. My question is should I disconnect the lift arm from the ram so I can set the pump straight up and down for proper fluid level requirments? It seems like quite a bit of fluid is left out with the pump at this angle. Should the pump housing be completley full of fluid? Please excuse my ignorance!!!
  2. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,328

    Found this from Wester. Didn't say anything other that push lift all the way down.

    - Oil Level
    Push lift channel all the way down. Remove fill plug (behind
    motor). Pill reservoir only through fill opening (it is designed
    to prevent overfilling). Reservoir is full when the oil level
    reaches hole threads. Replace fill plug.
    - Annual Fluid Change
    IMPORTANT: Change fluid at the beginning of each piow-
    Ing season.
    1. Remove drain plug located in the bottom of the right front
    corner of the reservoir (see diagram).
    2. Completely drain the hydraulic reservoir.
    3. Refill through fill hole with new automatic transmission
    fluid (ATP). (Mobil One or Texaco 1537 Aircraft Hydraulic
    Oil may be used for low-temperature operation.

    System Capacity
    All ISARMATIC@ Mark llla Unit Reservoirs - l-1/2 quarts.
    ISARMATICXB Mark llla Extra Duty (l-1/2” Ram) with 10”
    Hydra-Turn@ Rams - 2-l/8 quarts.
    ISARMATIC@ Mark llla Heavy Duty (2” Ram) with 16”
    Hydra-Turn@ Rams -2-314 quarts.
  3. weezer4117

    weezer4117 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Thanks, that is in my manual. Im still not sure what to do here..... i guess i can totally drain the system again and put in the the suggested amount and see where that registers.... I dont really want to do that, ill wait a few days and see what happens....
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    fill it with the ram down until it wont take anymore. go plow.