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Truck mounted plow pumps ??

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Wicked500R, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Anyone use a truck mounted electric/hydraulic pump setup? Like a Monarch or Fenner... I plan to use an onboard Monarch system and want to get some input...I know a few of my town's municipal trucks have a Monarch pump for the road plows so, I am thinking they have to be good...
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    hd pump

    both pump's are excellent.monarch has been doing it for ever.
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    The very old Polar plows have monarch pumps under the hood.
  4. Spinman710

    Spinman710 Member
    Messages: 47

    I have what I believe to be a Fisher system (tag corroded away). Very nice, haven't had a problem with it yet. Filled it with Mobile1 auto trans fluid. I also installed dual batteries to handle the load.
  5. DaleSC

    DaleSC Junior Member
    from 21817
    Messages: 14

    polar plow w/monarch underhood motor

    hello, does anyone know where i can get a schematic for the hydraulic plumbing........can't get this to work right.....also is there suppose to be a separate ground to activate the solenoids??? i was told by the previous owner that the hydro system has to have a loop in it.....can not figure this thing out......any help would be appreciated....tanks in advance for any and all advice.....

  6. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    I have a Fenner pump that was mounted under the hood of my 85 Chevy. It worked pretty good but was kind of slow. I have since modified it to mount vertically on a Minute Mount 1 upright for my 250 Superduty. I have since replaced the gear pump from a 1.6cc/revolution gear pump to a 2.5cc/revolution gear pump and also replaced the motor to a higher performace motor. I got all my parts online at Flint Hydraulics. This thing is fast now. I still would like it to be faster upon lifting but my old diamond is really heavy. Make sure your alternator are up to par and possible dual batteries if adding a larger gear pump. It is now called Fenner/SPX stone.
  7. DaleSC

    DaleSC Junior Member
    from 21817
    Messages: 14

    i would like to get this one working before i think about upgrading, if ya know what i mean..
  8. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377