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boss hydraulic fluid equivilent?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Stalkker66, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Stalkker66

    Stalkker66 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    hey guys, i need to put some hydro fluid in my boss and have no boss brand fluid. was wondering what other fluid equiv people have been using from the auto parts store if any?


  2. nobletousha13

    nobletousha13 Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 124

    boss says you can use dexron/mecron 3. It will not void your warranty. They don't recommend it but it will get you by.
  3. Can-Boy

    Can-Boy Member
    Messages: 46

    Esso product name is Univus HVI 13.That is what we use.
  4. T-Trim

    T-Trim Senior Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 207

    Yes anything Mil spec at 5606.
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Do not mix fluids. If you are not going to use Boss fluid, drain the system first. Dissimilar fluid issues are a bear.
  6. Stalkker66

    Stalkker66 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    thanks for the halp guys. yeah i think i should just break down and order some online. i dont want any issues.
  7. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    you can order it on ebay at a decent price. for the cost to fill it with the proper fluid its not worth the trouble to mess with other fluid
  8. HULK2184

    HULK2184 Member
    Messages: 77