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What Plow Hydraulic Oil for really cold temps?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by CP Paul, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99

    I just changed my hydraulic fluid because my plow (Meyers E-47) froze up on me. Must have had some water in the system from condensation and with disconnecting and reconnecting. (and ya when I changed it, it was a bit milky from water) So changed it with the only stuff available that afternoon here in town…cuz it was frozen; had to plow next day.

    So now I need to know what is the best stuff you guys use for at least –30C/-22F without wind chill? Lower temps would be even better for coldest capital in the world!

    My plow is so slow now it is almost useless. It does get a little bit better with use.

    What do the pro’s say in the super cold areas?

    :bluebounc tymusic
  2. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I would go with the Meyer plow fluid. But first I would find out for sure how the water got in there in first place. I had the same problem and one of my angle cylinders was pitted and I had a very slight leak at one of the connections. It just let out a little bubble once in a while. If the fluid can get out, the water can get in. Now all that being considered, I live in Michigan and not Ottawa and I would assume it may be alot colder there. Good Luck