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Alternative Boss PowerV Fluid

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DitchDigger, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. DitchDigger

    DitchDigger Junior Member
    Messages: 11


    I just got a new Boss Power V, picked it up monday but forgot to get the fluid. Is there an alternative that I could use? I heard ATF will work, but I don't want to mess up a brand new plow by using the wrong stuff.

  2. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I've been using the Meyer/Buyers Blue brand since day one in it.

    I wouldn't use straight ATF, as it has no cold weather properties to prevent freezeup. Although due to BOSS's sealed system (no couplers) the introduction of water isn't as big a problem as on other plows.
  3. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    You can use ATF if you no alternative but be sure to change it out asap. If it gets really cold, your plow will be v e r y slow. Go online and see if you can get a quart or 2 shipped out overnight, it's cheaper than the labor involved in changing out the fluid.
  4. bossplow

    bossplow Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Dont use ATF.
    Buyers / Meyer blue oil at least. Should be able to find some at a local auto parts store or Tractor Supply type store. Amperage draw goes WAY up with ATF when cold besides not having the anti-icing and ant-foaming properties.