Can I use ATF in my western plow?
Considering this, can I use ATF in my plow?
We don't recommend ATF for use in our snowplows. We recommend using a snowplow specific fluid like our HINIKER COLD FLOW oil which meets a military spec. of 5606.
- Depress the ram into the Western snowplow pump by moving the control lever inside the plow vehicle's cab to the down position until the ram is all the way down.
- Clean all grease, dirt and hydraulic fluid from the area around the pump's drain plug with one of the shop rags.
Thereof, what fluid goes in western plow?
Although, Western plows do take ATF fluid I had an interesting experience with my Western today. I use ATF in some of the other Westerns we have, but there's one plow that's been a headache for 2 years now.
4. ATF makes a fantastic hydraulic oil. A gallon of ATF is hard to find for less than $20, but five gallons of hydraulic oil can be had for less than $40. However, ATF is closer in quality to synthetic hydraulic fluid, and with this consideration, ATF can be seen as fairly reasonable in price.