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Western Hydraulic Fluid Question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by doublewide6, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. doublewide6

    doublewide6 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I got my plow last season and changed the hydraulic fluid yesterday. I have a western Midweight plow and it calls for 2 3/8 to 2 3/4 quarts. I took out 1.75 quarts including draining all 3 cylinders and all 3 lines. I added 2 quarts of SAM fluid until it started coming out the fill hole. I did run the plow in all directions and dead end it and topped it off until it came out the fill hole a second time. The plow is responding as it should I'm just wondering is extra fluid hiding inside the pump or is it normal to only take 2 quarts? I am figuring I will plow with it for a few driveways and then check and top off.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,511

    It could have been low before draining.

    And you'll never get it all out.
     
  3. doublewide6

    doublewide6 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Yes it may have been low originally. Anyone else have a Western and have about the same results? If not I guess there is air in the system?
     
  4. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Your fine, there is some fluid left in the rams you will never get out. After your first storm, just check the level.
     
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,511

    x2..........