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Which pump is better?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Mudman78, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    Not to sound like a noob, but which pump is better for a C8 EZ Mount Classic, an E57 or an E60?
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I thought Meyer did away with the E-60.
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Its still out there. If properly cared for they are good packs. I would probably chose the 57 if I had to pick between those two.
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    E-60 is a faster pump. But the E-57 is far more reliable. Since the E-60 has some inherent design flaws. Like the side mounted motor which traps mositure. No filter before pickup in tank. Etc.
  5. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    I bought a used plow for my truck before the first storm, but never had time to install it. It has an E60. I just bought another plow (bigger, newer & cheaper than the first) and it has an E57. I'm going to sell the first plow next season, but I wanted to keep the best pump for my truck.
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I have read that the E57 is just an upgrade of the E47,(the pump and motor)
    The E60 is said to lift faster and angle faster because of the motor size and the pump output. The less draw on your charging system might be a plus with the E60?
    The less time on the switch the better the charging systems status.
    You hit the switch to raise the plow and the engine sputters, the voltage is too low think,should have kept the E60.
  7. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    The E57 is a ried and true 47 with a 60 motor. Best of both worlds.

    Of course it is a still a Meyer pump.
  8. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    I've only had experience with Meyer and Western. I like them both and other than a sticking valve here and there, I've never had any problems with the Meyer pump like other people claim.
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The biggest difference between the two is the E60 has and adjustable drop speed screw to set how fast or slow the blade will drop to the ground, the E57 doesn't so if it drops too fast or slow for your tastes theirs not much you can do about it on the E57. Now from a reliability stand point, most of the other posts already covered it. The 57 has the upright motor which is less susceptible to corrosion problems and also has an internal filter in the sump base before the gear pump. The E60 doesn't have the filter, any dirt/trash thats in the sump WILL go through the pump.