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no drain plug on my RT2, easiest way to change fluid?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by cornbinder, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    real nice, they build a plow that was almost $5,000 new back in 94 and can't put a drain plug on the resivore!!! real bright!!! any how what's the best way to drain the oil out and not be a real pain in the a*s? thanks, pete
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Use a suction gun, pull the lines off the cylinders and move them back and forth. Not any real good ways I know of. You will need to turn the resevoir upside down to get the last out from what I have read on here. B&B will clear things up if I am not right....lol
    Don't forget to clean the filter too.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your right on the money hydro :salute:

    There is no "non pain in the a**" way to do a fluid change. Especially on one without a drain. Not throughly anyway....

    Just like hydro said:
    Suction gun out as much fluid as you can.
    Remove the reservoir and clean it out
    Clean the filters
    Remove the hoses and empty the cylinder's
  4. SnoFarmer

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

    Are you sure?
    Look under the mounting plate for an assess, drain plug.

    IF If there is no drain plug?
    You still need to clean the pickup screen.
    It is inside the reservoir.
    Undo the 4 bolts that hold it on and slide it off.
    Now you have drained it and can service/clean the screen.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I have seen a couple RT2's over the years that didn't have a drain...