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Testing western pump

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mowerpan, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Hey is there a way I can test my western cable operated pump without the motor to see if the rest of the pump works. I don't wanna go buy a motor for the pump if the rest of the pump doesn't work, then I'll just save this summer for a new barnes, fenner 12v hydraulic pump.

    Is there a way I could use a drill or something to test the rest of the pump?
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    MOWER............When you take your motor off there should
    be a shaft underneath it. It is like the end of a flat
    screwdriver that slips into the bottom of the motor.

    You could try and slip the chuck of your drill over it and spin
    it to see if the pump itself works.

    My Western dealer had a "homemade" piece that fit in the drill
    chuck and attached to the shaft to spin it to test.........geo
  3. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Alrite, ya I know about the shaft and that's what i was thinking too but wasn't sure.