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Fabricating Plow Pump Motor Cover...pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TJS, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Since we have a lull in snow I took my plow pump off to change the resivoir O-ring that started seeping last week. I took the pump off my uprights and I also took the motor off the manifold to change the pump shaft bushing. I noticed the pump motor had water in it. There is a "water cap" on the motor but that does not make it water proof. This is a Fenner pump mounted like a Fisher Insta act pump. The Fisher and Western's have no "water cap" at all on their motors. I know water gets thru those as well as I just had an Insta act apart with water in it as well. The pump shaft seal can only do so much. Sooooo I decided to start making a cover. Bent up some alum. and now making a top for it. I will have to drill and tap the uprights and weld 2 stand-offs on the inside of the cover. This will not water proof it, but it will be less water getting on the top of the pump motor. It does clear the lift arm. I had to order some round stock tonite for the stand offs. I also will be slanting the top in the front to give me more clearance for the lift arm. More to follow as I progress.
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  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Looks real good. Keep us posted.
     
  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks good, Do you think it will need breather holes so the motor won't over heat?
     
  4. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    No, it is open underneath. This pump was originally mounted under the hood very close to the exhaust manifold and never had a problem of overheating.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Got a little bit more work done on this thing. I welded some stantions and counterbored the other side for socket head cap screws. Here is a vid of some TIG welding aluminum. Machine settings: 225 amps, balance 74, Frequency 175 hz (this gives that nice noise), filler 3/32" 5356, gold 3/32" tunsten, water cooled torch. You hear the water cooler pump in the backround.

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  6. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    pond liner works good 2 and you can cover the whole pump.
     
  7. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    What I am making will be for the pump when it is in use not just storage.
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Finished this thing off today as we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow.
    Anyway, I fully welded the top on and then ground it smooth as I wanted the one piece look. Too bad but the aluminum welds came out great. I then painted it. I also had to take the pump mouting plate off I made a long time ago as I did not drill and tap the holes when mocking the cover up. So I had to weld 3/8-16 nuts in the plate and smooth it out. This cover looks factory...err umm well if the factory made one.
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  9. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    More pics.

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  10. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    DONE !

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  11. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks good, let us know how it works out after the snow flys.
     
  12. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    looks good mines on all the time
     
  13. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

  14. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Very nice!
     
  15. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    It worked great. After plowing a small parking lot (a lot of plow movement), I got out and reached touched to motor to see if it was warm. Not at all. It is getting plenty or air.
    Thanks.
    T.J.
     
  16. TremblaySNOW

    TremblaySNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    :salute:awesome, job well done looks fantastic all you need know is to paint that blade canary yellow
     
  17. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Psssst. i did. Take the diamond plow conversion link. The SEM paint has since faded bad. Time for a repaint this Summer among other mods.
    T.J.
     
  18. Morrissey snow removal

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

    real nice job!!!