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Plow from a gas truck going on to a diesel need help with pump bracket

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by luv2exl8t, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. luv2exl8t

    luv2exl8t Junior Member
    from 06082
    Messages: 8

    Hello everyone i am going to thank you in advance. I have a 1989 gmc k2500 hd diesel and i am putting a plow on it from a 1989 k2500 gas jober. My only question is the pump and bracket came from a gas engine and i am trying to put it on a diesel engine. Where do i get the new bracket or does somone have one they are willing to sell? I have not yet tried to put the pump bracket on i am just assuming it will not fit because of the engine differences. Thank you for help if somone has a bracket or what i will need my number is 860 970 5218 and i can pay you for the bracket thank you
     
  2. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    The bracket is the same for all 1988-98 Chevy's, gas or diesel. The wiring may be different, but I doubt it.
     
  3. luv2exl8t

    luv2exl8t Junior Member
    from 06082
    Messages: 8

    excellent thank you
     
  4. luv2exl8t

    luv2exl8t Junior Member
    from 06082
    Messages: 8

    does anybody have a diagram or something to hook up the pump to my truck i dont think it is going to work as what was stated before
     
  5. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    What is your plow and model number? The undercarraige will fit from one truck to another. It bolts straight onto the frame. The pump (meyers?) isn't mounted directly to the truck.
     
  6. luv2exl8t

    luv2exl8t Junior Member
    from 06082
    Messages: 8

    ]im not sure its all hydraulic and it says diamond on the frame i am assumiung this is a meyers setup im sorry for the ignorance everyone. These are the two best pics i can get as of konw. I hope they help

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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  7. luv2exl8t

    luv2exl8t Junior Member
    from 06082
    Messages: 8

    does anyone know where i can get brackets to make this work? or does someone have maybe the original install directions so i can see where this set uo is supposed to be and i can make a bracket
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    That is an old school diamond. KEEP IT. It will be the best plow you have ever owned. It is a tank. Those fit older Fisher Speedcast mounts without any modifications. I do not know what you have for a truck side mount but you may have to make some mods to make it fit what you have. I made mine fit a Fisher MM1 set up. See the link in my signature.
    Let me know if you need help.

    Your best bet is to look for a speedcast conventional set up for the truck. Then get a belt driven pump set up. That would be the best way.




    P.S. when you state "bracket" do you mean truckside mount or the uprights. Not sure what your naming what to what.
    Looks like you are looking for a truckside mount as well as uprights to make the diamod work for what you are doing.

    T.J.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
  9. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Here is the exact same plow mounted on a conventional Fisher Speedcast mount without any mods. Check craigslist for a speedcast mount for your truck.

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  10. luv2exl8t

    luv2exl8t Junior Member
    from 06082
    Messages: 8



    For the bracket, I am talking about the one that holds the pump to the engine (belt driven). I am thinking about ditching this part of the set up and going electric hydraulic (replacing the belt driven pump). By doing this it will eliminate my bracket issue and be more reliable. Do you know where i can get a reasonably priced 12v electric hydro pump. Thanks for your help and you did an asweome job with retrofitting the setup you have. I see that you are in fairfield i am in Enfield Ct.
     
  11. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Try and find a Fisher SEHP pump or insta-act pump. There is nothing cheap with these things though. As you can see in my conversion I used a Elect. Fenner pump I had that was set up for under hood horizontal mount only but I converted it to vertical like the insta-act on the uprights. Even a Meyer E-60H will work too. The plow does not care what hydraulics are controlling it, so mix and matching will work.
    T.J.
     
  12. luv2exl8t

    luv2exl8t Junior Member
    from 06082
    Messages: 8

    i found an electric hydro pump and got it all mounted and working perfectly. I will have pics tomrrow for you.