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Boss plow fluid question

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by kah68, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I ordered a 4L jug of fluid from a Boss dealer, asked for Boss fluid specifically. It came in a tall black jug with no label on it and it's blue in colour, is this the stuff?
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Mmmmm MY Fisher fluid is in a black container and is blue. My Boss fluid (2 years old ) is in black Qts and is red.

    I use the fisher oil in both plows
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    sounds like a substatution the boss oil i ever saw in galion jugs was black jug with a printed label and was red !
  4. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    That what I thought, thanks guys I will be returning this stuff.
  5. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I use the blue stuff and have no problems in a boss or meyers plow,
    I can find the blue stuff at about all the local auto part store.
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    It should definitely be red.Boss oil should be marked correctly.
  7. bigc1301

    bigc1301 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    I had the same issue. When I called my buddy he was told the Dextron 3 ATF is the same as boss fuild. He has used it for years with no issue
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Boss fluid is NOT ATF. The only similarities between them is that they're both red, manufactured from petroleum, and come in a container.
  9. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    ^ Forsure ATF and Boss fluid are way different.. dont use ATF in a boss plow.

    But the blue fluid...i just replaced all my plows with this stuff instead of using boss this year and its been fine so far- suppose to be comparable and it says its good to -40 F so i dont see a problem using it.
  10. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    It's got to meet Mil spec 5606 .