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Old 02-16-2006, 09:32 AM
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How to check and fill fluid level on plow pump

I have a western. Where is the place to check and fill the hydrolic fluid level on it?

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On a Unimount system on the right side of the resavoir as your looking at the plow from the front there is a plug that can be removed to check the fluid level.
Fluid should just run out the hole with the lift cylinder all the way down.
Should the power unit need to be filled there is a filler plug is located in the upper left corner of the unit.
If you have an older cable unit you check and fill thru the filler hole in the upper left corner, fluid should be just to the bottom of the hole.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:48 AM
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do i need to fill it with anything special? or just regular hydrolic fluid?
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:59 AM
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ATF,Synthetic ATF,or any low temp plow fluid will work.

ATF is cheap,but tends to get thick when cold,increasing the amperage draw,and slowing performance.

Synthetic ATF is much better.

Low temp plow oils are the best,but alot more expensive.

If your going to the trouble of checking,why not flush and fill with new fluid ?
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where on here do I check it. I think I dont think I have a unimount plow.


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looking at your pic. the square head bolt looking thing at the top left of the pump. a half inch or 7/16 wrench will take it out. Also you have the older cable style pump, also known as a conventional...
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found it. thanks! Brakes still are not working!!!
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