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Which plow oil?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Pelican, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Well I got my new Blizzard but haven't put the oil in it yet. (Watch for my Blizzard post) The manual says to use their oil (surprise) but I was wondering what the rest of you use. I've had underhood pumps for the past 6 years and have always used ATF with no problems. The Central Parts catalog has a notice that today's pumps need special plow oil, I was wondering if this is true or is it a marketing ploy? The plow oil is 4 times the cost of ATF. The coldest I've seen while plowing is 10 degrees here in N.Y.
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    well the out front electric pumps take that blue or more expensive iold rated for -40/50 below do not use atf only good for the under hood models.
     
  3. DaveK

    DaveK Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Most people never see 40/50 below.

    Western (an out front electric model) says "Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) DEXRON®III to -10° F (-23° C)"

    Blizzards website doesn't give any information concerning fluid type.

    Better make sure you don't void the warranty by using something they don't recommend. LOL
     
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Western/Fisher pumps I use ATF. Meyer pumps I have seen ATF turn to a black goo. I use quick lift fluid from my dealer. It is a clear hydro fuid that mixes with the Meyer blue. I haven't had any problems with it on cold days. Of course it does not get to -20 or lower here very often.