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Maybe looking at a truck...little help please??

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by ford fanatic, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. ford fanatic

    ford fanatic Junior Member
    Messages: 6

  2. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    gas engine is underpowered for a lot of things..
    electric 4 wheel drive sucks.
    price is about $5,000 too high.
    i bought basically the same truck last year, only it is a F-350, has 135k miles on it, and has manual 4 wheel drive for $8,000 for the body shop.
    the plow on that truck has an E-60 pump, and it looks like a poly blade.
     
  3. ford fanatic

    ford fanatic Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks. I know the 5.4 is gonna be underpowered because I have one in my F150 now. Just not sure I want to spend the extra cash for a diesel, i've already owned a 99 and 02 Powerstrokes. I pretty much decided to pass on this truck anyway after reading all of the problems with Meyer pumps.
     
  4. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i still have the original E-47 pumps on the 79 and 88, and the original E-60 on the 02. the only thing i had to do was replace one of the solenoids and the motor on the 88, and a valve on the E-60.
    but i drain the fluid and put in fresh every season before i start plowing.

    most people that have problems with pumps is because they do not do preventative maintenance
     
  5. ford fanatic

    ford fanatic Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I do believe that, but it seems every other post in this Meyer section is a bad pump or A,B, and C valves or they freeze up. Plus, I don't know how well the previous owner of this truck, maintained his equipment.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2011
  6. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    the valves freeze up because people are running 5 year old oil with 5 years worth of water/condensation in it.
    i learned my lesson my first year plowing back in 72. i did not change the fluid in the pump, and the first cold storm the pump froze.
    i pulled it into the garage and defrosted it, completely flushed the system, and never had another problem since then.
    the bad solenoid and valve were found during the pre season maintenance, and were fixed while it was still 50 degrees out.
     
  7. ford fanatic

    ford fanatic Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks for all of your input tjctransport, I have still decided to pass on that truck and plow setup because I think I have my F150 sold and will not have to trade in. Now I have a little more cash to get back into a 7.3 diesel. Thumbs Up
     
  8. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    smart move. ya can't beat a 7.3