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Convert v-belt Pump to electric Pump

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Horvath, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Horvath

    Horvath Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Does Fisher offer a Electric under the hood pump to replace the V-belt under the hood Pump?
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    If i remember right, they did offer one with the old speed caster right before they went to the minute mount with the SHEP pump. Probaly be hard to find a decent one these days. Another possibility is a Monarch, Barnes, or Fenner pump. Call your local truck equipment/plow dealer and tell them your looking for a Hyd/elect power unit to run your front plow and they should be able to get you what you need.
  3. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I have an underhood electric pump w/valve body and controls that i would like to sell. if you're interested give me a ring at 781-789-4595. Thanks, Roy
  4. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    As others have stated, yes, they did make one. But the belt driven system is much more desirable. Is your pump broken?

    FYI: you can still get a new belt-driven pump.
  5. W250CTD

    W250CTD Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    What makes the belt driven pumps more desirable? Are the electric ones prone to problems/failure? I'm thinking of buying a used setup w/ an electric pump.
  6. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I have owned several trucks with belt drive setups (still have one on my 89 F250)and have found them to be virtually bulletproof. I have also had a couple of trucks with underhood electric pumps and consider them a very close second in the reliability dept(in 5 years of commercial use 1 solenoid failure). The electric pump is quite a bit faster and the operation isn't reliant upon engine rpm. On the other hand the belt driven pump isn't a drain on the battery and will usually give some warning before a pump failure. Hope this helps, Roy
  7. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I will second the reliability of the under hood belt driven pump. Had one on a 78 f100 since new. 25 plus years and not 1 problem with the pump or control valve. Got rid of it in 05 and I think they are still plowing with it.