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Monarch 7/W Power Pack

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mustangEd, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. mustangEd

    mustangEd Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Hey everybody,
    first post here, excellent forum with lots of good reading.
    I just finished a complete overhaul for my western isarmatic3,
    and adding up all the costs, I believe this power pack would be a better value than overhauling my old western again.

    does anyone have experience with these units good, bad or otherwise?

    availability of parts/ compatibility of parts to other manufacturers?

    I would appreciate any feedback.

    https://www.snowplow.net/Accessories/New-Power-Packs/New-Monarch-Power-Packs/Snowplow-Power-Pack/10983/

    Quote from parts supplier-
    "Monarch's M3583 has been field proven for over 6 years. This unit features external valving. The benefits of external valving is in the event of a coil or valve malfunction, it can be serviced in the vehicle. Typical mounting is underneath the hood if space is available, alongside a frame rail or wherever your imagination can come up with. We have actually seen them mounted in the cab on older work trucks."

    Not a lot of info about the unit on the web page but it appears to be self contained
    and complete minus power wires and hydro. hoses. a lift cylinder would have to be
    installed but this seem to be a rather easy and cost effective up-date for a very old
    system. my plow assembly (moldboard, a-frame,cylinders, and mount) is in very good condition.




    thanks,
    Ed
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    monarch makes a great unit. Have had several units and are dependable and easy to service ( if ever needed). On plus, they are built in GR Mi
     
  3. mustangEd

    mustangEd Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    thanks for the response,
    local manufacture is definitely a bonus.
    is the lift/angle speed more in line with new plows or
    older designs?
     
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    They are inline with all other new pump designs
     
  5. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    I had a unit like that on my '86 F350 years ago. Worked fine, never any problems. Drop speed was non adjustable and the plow dropped like a rock. Was never a problem for me except that I'd throw a piece of scrap wood on the floor in the shop before dropping the plow. I'd only consider one if you have room under the hood to mount it.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Their good units. Drop speed adjustability can be added with a flow restricter in the lift hose for a couple extra bucks.

    And their less expensive here: Pierce
     
  7. mustangEd

    mustangEd Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for all the input guys,

    this seems like a good value to upgrade a older setup.
    i think next time the western goes down for repairs,
    i will upgrade from cables to a monarch.

    thanks again,
    Ed
     
  8. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Ed,

    As long as you have the room under the hood, its the way to go when the old cable pumps start finally giving up.