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Hydraulic Fluid is it all the same?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by racingnplowin, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. racingnplowin

    racingnplowin Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a Boss plow. Do I have to the Boss plow fluid or is all hydraulic fluid the same? And what is the easiest way to fill the tank?
  2. bcpaul

    bcpaul Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 5

    No, one difference is the temperature. You don't want a fluid that is going to thicken up when its super cold. I would use the recommended fluid -- cheap insurance. Just my opinion.

    On my meyer plow I screw on a hand cleaner lid (thats cleaned out) on a liter oil bottle. The spout fits right in the tiny hole. Just squeeze and you're done.
  3. racingnplowin

    racingnplowin Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks, for the info what is the easiest way to check the fluid level?
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    wow.....subject has been discussed many many times....both fluid and how to check it
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