e-47 too slow


Junior Member
I have a meyer e-47 pump with an 8' plow on my 88 chevy 2500. It seems very slow in all 4 directions. I guess my questions are: 1. Filters? 2. Brushes? 3. Higher output alternator? 4. Do I just need a bigger pump, and if so, is there anywhere that will do an exchange (e47 for an e60)?


2000 Club Member
well the e47 is slower than the e60 but if you have and 8' blade that could be the reason i have heard that it's more for a 7 ' blade.


Western CT
The e47 was once used, and still can be, for all Meyer plows. Yes it will be slower with a larger blade. The e60 was developed mainly for this reason. I would suggest that you first get a manula. Then test the pressures. If they are within spec then the speed is the best you are going to get. If not you should look into a rebuild of the pump. Expecially if it is older in age.

The e47 is a proven pump. It is a real workhorse. Slow and steady I have not had any trouble with the one I have. It has been around for a long time and is still being produced so it is easy to find parts. If you really want speed then move up to a e60. They can be found used or rebuilt for around $500. All the electrics are the same between the two.


PlowSite.com - Veteran
Somerset, NJ
Ditto CT18's comments. They look funny when you see them mounted to the front of a tandem with a 10 or 11 foot plow, but they work fine (yes I've seen many of these set ups).