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Western pump siezed

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by amcolandscaping, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. amcolandscaping

    amcolandscaping Member
    Messages: 31

    Ok I had my plow looked at because the motor was running but nothing was happening so he opened it up put a new internal pump in and still nothing turns out the whole thing is siezed. Is there anyway to unsieze it? Or do i have to get a complete new housing? It is a western cable plow pump. Figures a couple of days before are supposed to get snow. What do i tell my customers when i cant get there to plow there driveway? :(

  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237


    Fill The Unit With Kerosene An Let Sit Over Nite . It Should Get It Free !!
  3. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    you tell them to watch out for whoever you have lined up as your backup :cry:
  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    marvel mystery oil is the best anti seize stuff
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I am a little lost here, what is seized up? The motor or the pump? You stated that motor runs and you replaced internal pump but it is still seized? What exactly is?
  6. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    Same here :confused: If the pump is seized the motor won't turn it,the pump and motor should turn by hand,what exactly is seized?
  7. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Buy a rebuilt pump from Angelo's or one of the other mail order companies and send them your seized on to have them rebuild it and keep it as a spare. Angelo's gets $99 plus parts to rebuild it. Use the money you are going to loose if you don't get your accounts plowed during the next storm. In the end, your accounts will be happy, your plow will be working, and you will end up with a spare pump for your next emergency. Time is money and you will loose the trust of your accounts if you don't show up at their houses during the next storm, they won't want to hear excuses... :nono:
  8. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253