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e-47 too slow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CJP, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. CJP

    CJP Junior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 6

    I have a meyer e-47 pump with an 8' plow on my 88 chevy 2500. It seems very slow in all 4 directions. I guess my questions are: 1. Filters? 2. Brushes? 3. Higher output alternator? 4. Do I just need a bigger pump, and if so, is there anywhere that will do an exchange (e47 for an e60)?
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    well the e47 is slower than the e60 but if you have and 8' blade that could be the reason i have heard that it's more for a 7 ' blade.
     
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    The e47 was once used, and still can be, for all Meyer plows. Yes it will be slower with a larger blade. The e60 was developed mainly for this reason. I would suggest that you first get a manula. Then test the pressures. If they are within spec then the speed is the best you are going to get. If not you should look into a rebuild of the pump. Expecially if it is older in age.

    The e47 is a proven pump. It is a real workhorse. Slow and steady I have not had any trouble with the one I have. It has been around for a long time and is still being produced so it is easy to find parts. If you really want speed then move up to a e60. They can be found used or rebuilt for around $500. All the electrics are the same between the two.
     
  4. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Ditto CT18's comments. They look funny when you see them mounted to the front of a tandem with a 10 or 11 foot plow, but they work fine (yes I've seen many of these set ups).