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Fluid substitute?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Michigander_64, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Michigander_64

    Michigander_64 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    My new Fisher didnt come w/fluid like my western did, and I dont want to use generic R&O. Any suggestions on thanksgiving? I would really like to complete installation.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Why do you need any fluid for your new plow? Other than having some on hand for emergencies ,IE- A blown hose or broken fitting? I don't recommend mixing fluids but in an emergency you can use ATF, dextron, or a hydraulic fluid like a AW32 a low temp hyd oil you can find these at any auto parts store.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2005
  3. Michigander_64

    Michigander_64 Junior Member
    Messages: 11


    It didnt come with any..............at all.
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    That s@#ks:nono: !!
    I would go to the auto parts store and get some fluid, atf or a hyd fluid.
    You can always drain it out latter when you get the fluid you want.
  5. vwmurph

    vwmurph Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 38

    I have been using Mobil 1 Syn ATF in mine, seems to work good. The Fisher factory fluid is supposed to be the best though.
  6. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    There are aftermarket companies that sell plow fluid, Most auto parts stores carry it. If not, use a real good ATF for now, and drain it out later when you get the right stuff. It just won't be as good in sub zero temps. I would run that for a bit then change, be like a break in period.
  7. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Use the Fisher Blue fluid. It's the best.