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tell me about monarch

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by clark lawn, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    im looking at a new truck that has a monarch pump and controler, do they have their own plow also? i have never seen a plow like this it looks real heavy duty. are these good plow setups?
     
  2. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I got a Monarch pump on my dump trailer , when I built the trailer they where suppose to be top line, but that's been several years ago. I would check part availability.
     
  3. ADLAWNCUTTERS

    ADLAWNCUTTERS Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    No they just make the motor part.Various companies use them .You have to have room under the hood to use them.Parts are hard to find.When they work they are great.If you get it for a good price go for it.
     
  4. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    They are high quality and, I think, work well if you dont plumb the lines backwards (no scematics included). McNeilus uses them on their garbage trucks if that tells you anything about the quality.
     
  5. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    runs my back plow and my dump bed good stuff
     
  6. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    That's what I have running my Western Plow, don't care for the Western pumps myself.

    I'm running the M683 and have had the same pump for about 14 years now without any trouble at all.
    Code:
    http://bsmifs01.airlinehyd.com/airline/Hydraulic/Monarch/dc/Model%20M-683.pdf
    Here are others
    Code:
    http://bsmifs01.airlinehyd.com/airline/Hydraulic/Monarch/dc/monarch%20D.C.%20Hydraulic%20Power%20Systems_index.pdf
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
  7. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    Next year the new Meyer plows will have Monarch power units.
     
  8. steeleman

    steeleman Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a Monarch unit. I highly recommend them. Monarch does not make plows; they just make hydraulics. I have been doing commercial snowplowing for 19 years. I have used Western, Meyer, and Monarch units. I have even used live hydraulics for many years. I believe the Monarch is the best I've used. I like using a Monarch unit with a Western Pro plow. I only use straight blades. I have many big parking lots in the last 19 years and I have found no use for a V blade. V blades are for dummies that no nothing about snowplowing.
     
  9. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I got my first Monarch pump over almost 40 years ago. Monarch Hy-lo, belt driven.

    I still prefer belt driven, less hassles for the electrical system and alot simpler to maintain.

    Monarch was the oldest family operated business in the state of Michigan, they were sold two years ago to a German outfit. Still, they are older than General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler.

    They make excellent products, their support is wonderful, and parts are easily available.

    I would take Monarch over Fisher, Myers, or Western any day. They are the best of the best.
     
  10. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Mason Dynamics in Grand Rapids MI repairs & rebuilds Monarch pumps & valves etc. I believe they are the designated repair facility for Monarch. If you have any questions about the unit or parts availability call them and ask for Jeff. We have used Mason Dynamics for over thirty years and they have always treated us honestly and fairly.

    Herm Witte
     
  11. jdcron

    jdcron Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey Starc, I have the M693, maybe same setup not sure. But a question for you I hope you can answer. My plow goes down really slow, can't find a solution do you know how to make it go down quicker?
     
  12. jdcron

    jdcron Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Steelman, Can you help me with this problem? I have the M693, I hope you can answer. My plow goes down really slow, can't find a solution do you know how to make it go down quicker? It is electric with hydrautic
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,549

    i know how.
    but you will have to ask.
     
  14. jdcron

    jdcron Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Monarch Slow Going Down

    Snofarmer, , Can you please help me with this problem? I have the M693, I hope you can answer. My plow goes down really slow, can't find a solution do you know how to make it go down quicker? It is electric with hydrautic
     
  15. jdcron

    jdcron Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Snofarmer , Can you please help me with this problem? I have the M693, I hope you can answer. My plow goes down really slow, can't find a solution do you know how to make it go down quicker? It is electric with hydrautic
     
  16. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    Snofarmer only responds to pretty please with sprinkles on top
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,549

    I don't need the "please" but sprinkels can be nice at times.

    I haven't messed with that model.
    some use a orifice that can be changed out to control flow instead of a flow control valve.
    if it does not have a valve to adjust.
    they mike like 5 different sizes orifices for different flow rates.

    we all like pics, got any pics of this unit..
     
  18. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    I have a fenner set up that had an orfice in the manifold where the lift hose connects to. Once I changed all the fittings to AN when i converted from underhood horizontal mount pump to a verticle mount pump on the uprights, my plow would slam down. I got a parker control one way valve with a dial on it. It works great. I just got my driveway paved and I made it drop slower for my driveway. When I get to a site where I want it to drop faster to knock the snow off the blade I just go out and turn the dial counter clockwise. It takes 5 seconds to do it.
    You can see it in this pic if you follow the lift cyl hose to the pump set up.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    Clarkie-google Monarch m693--then look for Harsh International 877-427-7448 Trouble shooting guide. Once you read the 23 page PDF, things will be crystal clear to you. Upon your education you will be able to field all questions on the 693 on Lawnsite with authority. All I can say is that setting the check valves are very sensitive and require patience. Having the unit upside down and backward while standing in 3 ft of wet snow only adds to the challenge but there is a app for that