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Meyer Pump Cover

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by gman2310, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. gman2310

    gman2310 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    This is probably a dumb question, but do you keep those black covers on while your plowing? or are they just to cover the pump when your not using it.
     
  2. jfpjr

    jfpjr Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    You can leave them on all the time. They are meant to keep some of the snow/ice and other materials off the unit while you are plowing. If you have taken the cover off already, leave it. I have some that we still use the boot and others we don't.
     
  3. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    I agree - tends to do more harm than good.

    Lon Seigworth
    Knox, PA
     
  4. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    That doesn't make any sense to me. I have one, use it, works great looks good and keeps the pump and most importantly the selanoids clean.

    Like wearing gloves or a hat.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Try working on it in the middle of a storm with one of those covers on.
     
  6. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Yeah I can see that I suppose. They are pretty thick and rigid when cold. I;ll take my chances and can have the entire pump unit off in less than 2 minutes for indoor repairs if need be.
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I suppose. Seems like a waste off time to go back to the shop and pull the pump off, and take the cover off, do the repair and then reverse the process. I could change a c solenoid or motor on the street before you got back to the shop if I didn't need to pull the cover.

    Just my opinion.
     
  8. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    I would not use one after i looked at one years ago. Lift solenoid quits at the end of a run its 20 deg. and plow is down and you have to run back to the shop. Ok either get out the jack or run it up on the pile and re hook the chain climb over the snow take 10 min if you got easy access to the stuff. This kind of thing happens at the end of the route so drive back to the shop take off the pump heat up the cover to get it off then figure out what the prob is. Like basher said i can pull the whole thing out in 5 min and replace it and be on my way even if its the motor. So no covers here but if it had the heater built in i might change my mind.prsport
     
  9. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876


    Good point. I can access the solenoids with cover on pulled back. It's more of a challenge and to date Ive never had a pump go down while in service. I know it will someday though.

    I like the way it looks and the protection it does provide. I'll curse it someday though and I'll let you know when I do.

    :waving:
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I agree with you about the protection, and appearance of the cover and I don't think there's a thing wrong with them. I just see too many that suffer from "out of sight out of mind" maintenance, which translates to none. Those units only get worked on in the middle of the storm and only if they break. The cover can double the repair time as well as annoying the h#$l out of the technician.
     
  11. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    get rid of the cover,just ask b&b (you know he's right):salute: