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#529220 - 10/11/03 01:08 AM Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
Hubjeep Offline


Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 91
Loc: Long Island, NY
Howdy,
I am trying to decide on what fluid to use when I change it in my Sno-way plow.

I searched on a plow forum (plowsite.com) [Smile] and found three options:

1. Sno-way factory fluid
2. Exxon Univis J13 [or equiv.] (type 5606 hydraulic fluid?)
3. Synthetic ATF

What do you think?

Thanks,
John [Cool]

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#529221 - 10/11/03 04:04 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
Rebel Rouser Offline


Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 207
Loc: The Badger State
I'm running Amsoil synthetic universal ATF in my Boss power V snow plow without any problems. The low pour point makes the plow operate well when it's real cold, which helps to lessen the electrical draw on the truck.

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#529222 - 10/11/03 10:38 PM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
msparks Offline


Registered: 06/11/02
Posts: 3324
Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee
quote:
Originally posted by Hubjeep:
Howdy,
I am trying to decide on what fluid to use when I change it in my Sno-way plow.

If you can give the specifications that are called for in the owners manual I'd be able to better find a suitable/better replacement.

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#529223 - 10/11/03 10:56 PM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
msparks Offline


Registered: 06/11/02
Posts: 3324
Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee
Just did a search on this:

UNIVIS J13 is an IS) b13 Very High VI (364) Hydraulic Oil which meets Mil-H-5606A

http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Files/Products_Lubes/IOCAENINDESUnivis_J.pdf

If you don't need something with that high of spec. which is actually an Aircraft Spec for Hydraulic(Mil-h-5606)


This is for the univis N15
http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Files/Products_Lubes/IOCAENINDESUnivis_n.pdf

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#529224 - 10/12/03 08:13 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
Hubjeep Offline


Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 91
Loc: Long Island, NY
msparks, thanks, [Smile]

I just read the manual, it says:
Fluid Requirements

IMPORTANT: Hydraulic unit comes from factory charged with Type 5606. If additional oil is added it must be compatible with Type 5606.

NOTE: When Type 5606 is not available Exxon UNIVIS J13 or equivilant may be used.


So I guess I should stick with what it says. Where can I buy this fluid?? [Confused] Either online or locally?

-John [Cool]

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#529225 - 10/13/03 06:21 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
userfriendly Offline


Registered: 06/03/03
Posts: 953
Loc: Kamloops B.C. Canada
That J13 is very light. Flash point is only 102C, or 216F. My book shows the VI as 300+.
A good ISO 22 hydraulic would seem like a good mid way point between ATF and an ISO 15 hyd fluid.

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#529226 - 10/16/03 03:21 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
Hubjeep Offline


Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 91
Loc: Long Island, NY
Thanks for the replies.

I called a couple local places who only sell the 5606 in 6 gallon jug cases [Eek!] Totaling $96

I only need two quarts

Any ideas were to get it?

Thanks,
John [Cool]

[ October 16, 2003, 06:22 PM: Message edited by: Hubjeep ]

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#529227 - 10/16/03 09:39 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
userfriendly Offline


Registered: 06/03/03
Posts: 953
Loc: Kamloops B.C. Canada
J13 is only available in large quantities.
Sno-way fluid is an ISO____?
J13 is an ISO 15 hydraulic fluid.
Synthetic ATF is an ISO 32, can also be used as a hydraulic fluid, and is on your list.
Hyd 22 is an ISO 22 grade half way between ATF and J13, and can be found in 4 litre (one gallon) jugs just about anywhere for around $6.00.

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#529228 - 10/20/04 11:25 PM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
railcon Offline


Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 1
Loc: WI
quote:
Originally posted by Hubjeep:
Howdy,
I am trying to decide on what fluid to use when I change it in my Sno-way plow.

I searched on a plow forum (plowsite.com) [Smile] and found three options:

1. Sno-way factory fluid
2. Exxon Univis J13 [or equiv.] (type 5606 hydraulic fluid?)
3. Synthetic ATF

What do you think?

Thanks,
John [Cool]

Ok, I'm new here and thought I'd jump in. I just got off the phone with Sno-Way and was told DO NOT use synthetics unless you want to eat up your seals and have to cost of replacing them! I was going to go with Mobil 1 synthetic ATF but have now decided to call a local Sno-Way dealer and get the approved type 5606 instead. Not very expensive and most dealers I'm told will accept credit cards and UPS the oil to you.
Steve

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#529229 - 10/22/04 03:13 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14659
Loc: Midwest
I would loacate a Farm/Tractor Store or similar or Walmart and purchase some Universal Tractor Fluid (UTF, UTTO), or Universal Hydrualic Oil. It's usually a high-grade mineral oil with about an ISO 46 visocsity.

Good for just about any hydraulic system.

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#529230 - 10/31/04 12:33 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
widman Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 3071
Loc: Bolivia
Go to a small local - privat aircraft - airport. You will probably find someone there servicing small planes that will have barrels of the 5606 fluid ready to sell as much or little as you want.

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#529231 - 10/31/04 07:32 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
Neil Womack Offline


Registered: 06/09/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Central Texas
If the Universal Tractor Fluid (UTF) is going to be a fit.

John Deere sells a low viscosity UTF. My dealer has both quarts and gallon bottles.

Chevron sells an all synthetic version called All Weather Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF)

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#529232 - 11/10/04 06:31 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
GeorgeCLS Offline


Registered: 07/30/02
Posts: 531
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Any of the named brand tractor fluids will provide excellent cold temp flow characteristics: samed with anyone's synthetic ATF. All are totally compatible and would provide excellent flow, protection, and operability. Mil L 5606 product would be overkill and frankly would not provide sufficient pump protection compared with either ATF or tractor fluid. 5606 has no zinc for pump, cylinder protection.. PLUS tractor fluid or syn atf is much less expensive!
George Morrison, STLE CLS

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#529233 - 12/07/04 12:38 AM Re: Fluid for plow? Exxon Univis J13?? (type 5606?)
68redlines73 Offline


Registered: 12/04/02
Posts: 308
Loc: SF/Bay Area, CA
If it's under warranty, the OEM specs a MIL-L-5606 oil such as the Esso Univis J13. Here are some available comparables:

Castrol LT Hydraulic Oil
Chevron Aviation Hydraulic Fluid A
Chevron Aviation Hydraulic Fluid G
Dryden L.T. Hydraulic Oil
Esso UNIVIS® EXTRA
Lubriplate Special Low Pour Hydraulic Oil
Lyondell Polarflo®
Mobil Aero HF
Mobil Aero HFA
Pennzoil FRIGI-TRANZ®
Phillips Magnus® A "Arctic"
Royal Lubricants ROYCO® 756
Shell AEROSHELL® Fluid 4
Shell AEROSHELL® Fluid 41
Shell Canada Aeroshell® Fluid 4
Shell Canada Aeroshell® Fluid 41
Texaco Aircraft Hydraulic Oil 5606G

Hope this helps.

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