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New guy with Monarch pump problems

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 914efi, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. 914efi

    914efi Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2

    I bought a 1986 monarch plow that I am adapting to my '66 Bronco. The pump is pretty much non-functional. Electric motor works but valves are either stuck or leaking and look like they have been messed with. I spoke to Mason Services and they can rebuild for a few hundred, and I spoke to a local supplier that can sell a new one for $800.00.

    Any advice would be appreciated.


  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    have mason rebuild it i assume they can run test it ?
  3. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    not sure what advice you are looking for?...
    but monarch makes a great pump usually it is something easy like a valve but if some one says they can rebuild or fix it for a couple hundered bucks im sure it is worth it... but keep in mind that probably isnt parts valves and coils could be expinsive
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Best darn pump you will find,

    Rebuild it.
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Monarch makes excellent hydraulics. Ask for a firm price on a rebuild and go for it.
  6. 914efi

    914efi Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the input. The guy I spoke to seemed pretty confident that rebuilding it was no big deal and that the worst case would be ~50% the cost of new. I plan to send it to them.