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Since I have been out a couple of times plowing, I decided to check fluid level to make sure its OK. I bought a Western emerg kit that contained a qt of Western's oil. When I started to add oil, I noticed that it was blue.

The plow installed want looks like Dextron trans fluid.

Am I safe to mix Western's fluid with tranny fluid? Or go out and buy Dextron tranny fluid?

I was taught not to mix oils.
 

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It's not recomended that you mix the two fluids, but it's also possible that your plow was filled with a low temp fluid that was dyed red and may not be atf.
But I know some are still filling them with atf too.
I would wait til Monday and call your installing dealer and ask what they fill the power unit with during installation.
If it is a low temp fluid then you should have no problems using a fluid that was dyed a differant color, also Western has had a few differant color fluids.
I use a blue low temp hydraulic fluid in the power units on the plows I sell and service.
:rolleyes: John.............
 

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Go ahead and use the western oil if it comes down to needing oil and thats all you have. Your pump probably has atf in it since western only has a blue fluid (Meyer is blue and fischer is clear). Mixing the 2 really wont hurt that much, it basically changes the viscosity and temp range however i would recommend flushing the system (cylinders also) and refilling with western and using atf only if your in a real bind.
 
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