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Tired ole dogs..........

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dave_dj1, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    I just finished up installing a Meyer plow set up on a friends 98 Jeep wrangler. It came off a mid 80's Jeep wrangler. He was skeptical after he bought it as to whether or not it would even run. I got the frame mount done and mounted the headgear, put the pump on (E47) and used some jumper cables and a jumper wire to get it to raise. I had already told him how great these pumps are. Well, it lifted and the worse crap you have ever seen came out of the shaft. LOL But heay, it worked! I placed the order for the needed parts (74 bucks worth). I put it all back together tonight, flushed the rams and put in new fluid, it works AWESOME!
    I've seen my share of these things and I'm always amazed at how they will work even when they really shouldn't.
    Like I told him, it's probably 25 years old or more and still going strong.
  2. Fourtrax250R

    Fourtrax250R Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    dave, the basic platform of the E-47 is practically bullet proof. thats why the E-57 was such a great pump, an e-47 with Alot more speed!! Many people around here are still running E-47's that were take offs from thier custom mounts from the 80's!! as long as the owner changed the fluid every year, kept dialectric grease on connections, etc... Ive seen 20-25 years of service from the E-47. ussmileyflag
  3. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    E47's are, in my experience, very finnicky, and will stop working if you look at them funny. At least they're easy to work on and cheap though.
  4. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    I have an old 92 pickup with an E47 but then I don't plow commercial, just my driveway, but it's been good for about 7 years now. I picked up a spare one to have on ebay for 200 bucks a few years ago. I keep the fluid changed every year and it's been good to me. If something happens I swap it out in 5 minutes with the spare and keep on going. Once in a while I have a problem with the slick stick when it won't raise but I play with it and it starts working again. I'll change that out soon.
  5. Fourtrax250R

    Fourtrax250R Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    we had an E-47 on a 85 Dodge 250 Sno Commander that gave us over 20 years of commercial service without a hitch. ussmileyflag