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hydraulic fluid...

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Shawdogg, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Shawdogg

    Shawdogg Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Bought a new plow this season and just noticed the hydraulic fluid tank/reservoir is approx 1/2 full....should it be completely full if so, should I use Mobil synthetic 50?????
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    what kind of plow ?:confused:
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Use the manufacturer's recommended fluid and fill the resevoir to what they recommend.
    Do NOT mix fluid brands.
  4. Shawdogg

    Shawdogg Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    It's a SnowDogg by Buyers.....there isn't any information pertaining to quanty or brand in the OM.
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Most of those type units only want the reservoir half full.
  6. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    usually you should leave enough room for expantion when the fluid gets hot
  7. Shawdogg

    Shawdogg Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Thank you all for your input.