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Default SW-48 Service/Shop manual

Hey all! Very new to this site. Picked up my machine today! Pretty excited to see the snow fly!!!! Oh boy. I am looking for a service manual for a Bombardier SW-48. My machine is of early eighties ('84). Ford straight 6, F-40 transmission. I would be glad to pay for copying + postage. Thanks!
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as i and others found out the hard way rule #1 we need pictures, by the congrat's on your new purchace it's addicting.
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Hmmmm. I will see what I can do! How about tomorrow? LOL!
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No manuals until we see photos

I've got some older operators manuals (not the ford engine) for J5/SW if you don't find the right one.
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i tried to warn him i got my scolding after the first post to however i think it was Big Al that told me he would rather look at pics than read i wonder what other publications he reads
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Well, no more big scoldings!!!! Here's a picture of my machine that, oh yes, my daughter helped me to load.....


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your daughter drove it onto the trailer ? I am impressed. Very nice cat
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nice looking little snowplow looks to be in pretty good condition you should get lots of hours of fun out of it. i understand you must like to break child labor laws when my oldest daughter was 5 i had her drive a bucket loader to help me set a lincon welder on a trailer than told her to park it it's great when kids get to do that kind of stuff. does your rig have hydrostatic drive or does it have a transmission i remember one we had in anchoage had a perkins diesel with hydrostatic drive.
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Unfortunately, it is mechanical not hydrostatic. I would have preferred a hydro, but can't always get what you want. In any event, what I am looking for is a service or shop manual. Does anyone know what I should use to replace the fluid in the front drive system? THAT IS THE QUESTION!!!!!!! Any input would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!
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BUT! I must ad, that I would have jumped at a chance to buy a diesel! But oh well, the Ford 6 cyl. runs great, but a little rich, presently. Needs mostly cosmetics, but it is a nice machine! Thanks for the compliments guys. Really need feedback on fluids for the front drive though AND a manual, if possible. Later y'all.
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PM Benz9 he is rebuilding one just like yours. Check out his thread under snowcat restoration
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BUT! I must ad, that I would have jumped at a chance to buy a diesel! But oh well, the Ford 6 cyl. runs great, but a little rich, presently. Needs mostly cosmetics, but it is a nice machine! Thanks for the compliments guys. Really need feedback on fluids for the front drive though AND a manual, if possible. Later y'all.
most of the guys are using a to-4 type of oil in the diffs to ger the best preformance out of the steering bands
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as for your rich condition i can walk you through a systematc diagnoses and repair if you need the help ford sixes are some of the best little motors they rate right up there with the amc sixes and the 225 chrysler for longevity and smooth running
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Hey dds! Thanks for the replies. Can you tell me what is a to-4 oil? I am not sure what to buy! Many farmers in my area use a RO/Hydraulic oil in their diffs of their tractors that serves both as gear oil and hydraulic oil. Is that what to-4 oil is? Let me know. Thanks again.
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t0-4 is a cat spec oil several other guys have orefered brands
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Default Re: SW-48 Service/Shop manual

John Deere Hy-Gaurd works very well too and is(or was) not as expensive as the Caterpillar brand. Does your SW use the differential fluid to run the aux hydraulics too?
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Default Re: SW-48 Service/Shop manual

Well, I don't know. I have just started working on the machine. The hyd. fluid seems to be similar to transmission oil: red. That is why I signed up with this site as to be able to locate a service/shop manual for the machine. But I may tear into the machine a bit this weekend to find out more on the how's and what's of the machine. Your input is very practical indeed. Let me know about a manual.
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I don't have that model manual, sorry, but I have heard of ATF being used also so that could explain the red color. Have you tried contacting Prinoth about a manual? They are the "New" owners of the Bombardier utility vehicle division.
www.prinoth-utilityvehicles.com/
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I can give them a try. Great reference. The ATF could be a substitute for colder weather since it seems to be thinner than regular hyd. oil. Anyway, I will try Prinoth and let you know if anything "gels" with the inquiry. Later!
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JD sell two types of hydro oil.
a regular -13 to 122F and low viscosity -40 to 86F
I have run them both in my bombi.
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