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Busted western pump.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by vintage steel, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    I decided tonight was a good time to reinstall the plow on my Bronco. I bolted on the pump attached the wires, etc.
    hooked onto the plow and started to lift it. It came up about 2 inches there was a "CRACK!!!" and the plow dropped.
    The collar around the lift ram popped out of the pump housing, bringing most of the threads with it:dizzy: This doesn't look reparable to me.
    The pump is an older western with cable controls. Looks like this one:[​IMG]
    The ring that popped out is the big one on top of the cylinder housing.
    Is this a common problem? Ever heard of this? know how to fix it?
    Any input on this mishap would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, -R-
  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    sounds like the piston rod might have a bend to it im sure a machine shop could fix the threads
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,749

    So the threads came out of the housing causing the packing nut to fly out? Yea maybe machine shop orrrrrr look for a new housing
  4. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    I ordered areplacement pump. I would, however, like to fix this one so I have a spare. Maybe I'll just keep it for parts.