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meyer e 57 conversion?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by johngus, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. johngus

    johngus Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Has anyone converted a 47 to a 57 yet?I checked the search but nothing on a completed conversion.My 47 seems like it's getting a little weak and i was thinking of rebuiding it in the off season and try to make it better.how many of you have rebuilt your own pumps?i think I can probably handle it but if theres really a lot involved I'll send it out.Who is the best at rebuiling pumps in the NY metro area?Does anyone have any reliability issue with the new 57 as my 47 is pretty reliable so far and I don't want to screw that up.i know alot of people here hate meyers but they're popular here on LI and I can't say anything bad about mine;)
     
  2. A.L. Inc.

    A.L. Inc. Member
    Messages: 97

    Johngus- Can't say much about the Meyer, I've never used or owned one. As for rebuilding the pump, talk to the guys at The Mower Shop in Huntington Station. They do landscaping equipment and then plows/sanders in the winter. Good bunch of guys, even will fix my mowers while I wait. I haven't had the need for them to fix my plows, though;) :D Mike
     
  3. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I did the E47>E57 Conversion a few weeks ago. The kit is $300 and includes a new motor (from an E60) and a new hydraulic pump. They also included the motor side of the heavy wiring harness. Our E47 still worked, but even after doing all the usual mtnce stuff it took 10 sec to angle and about 10 sec to raise from full down to full up. My wife was going crazy and her productivity fell. The E57 now works almost as fast as my Western. The only trick installin the kit is one tiny O ring that you have to monkey with. Not too hard but a hassle. I would recommend it for any tired but working E47. :waving:
     
  4. tileman

    tileman Member
    Messages: 55

    Hi Szorno where did you get the conversion kit from. We have two e47 units left in our fleet.(the boys i plow with) One will get traded in on the new 1 ton dump this summer. But the other one will get reused on the new truck my son is building this summer. Having used the e60s for two years on my truck the e47 is slow.

    Thanks
    Tileman
     
  5. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Sorry to be so long replying. I got it from the local Meyer dealer. I lost the paper that had the part number on it, but , worst case, you can email questions to Meyer and they can give you the part number. It includes the moter, and the actual pump assembly so it runs about $315. Good luck. sz
     
  6. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    The part number for the conversion kit is 15869. I paid about $310 for mine. Have not had a chance to actually do the conversion yet though.

    Andy