Originally Posted by RAlmaroad
Blue Locktite is used on the coupler bolts between the engine and the pump. It is removable. DO USE RED Locktite as it IS NOT removable. Locktite is great for anywhere there is any kind of vibration and is a standard in that type of industry.
I bought two (2) of these pumps. It was a mistake as I ordered over a Holiday weekend. I did not receive any kind of confirmation and then ordered again thinking that there was a glitch in my computer. Well, I received both and did pay whatever the price was. Then thinking that I would need a spare in case one went down. Has never happened and one is still in the box with booklet and all.
Hypros are great pumps. I have several types as I do a lot of stuff such as spray orchards, fields, and lawns. We have a roller pumped mounted on a moveable surface that is used to fill barrels with water from a creek when spraying fields, fences, orchards, etc. I'm only spraying my lawn, a neighbors and mother-in-laws so the one that Im using will last me forever.
Anyway great pump. My skid sprayer has the Honda 5HP from Northern Tools.
If you've never used a Diaphragm Hypro Pump, they use non-detergent oil which has a sight glass (Weirglass) that you observe when operating.
Let me know if you want this one as I'm putting it on Ebay in the spring.
I've owned a hypro before. My first skid sprayer was a Lesco space saver 200 gallon. 5.5hp Kaw with D403 pump. I actually replaced the pump on it myself shortly after I bought it used. Ordered the pump in Tulsa, OK. drove 2 hours to pick it up for $700, then replaced it in the garage at home that night. Just don't ask me WHY I had to replace it
(rookie move) Note to self: put rv antifreeze in the pump in Winter and don't try to operate it when the diaphrams are bad
On a serious note, I didn't use the locktite on my old D403. It had the nice $380 gear reduction box and the whole 9 yards. I was a fool for getting rid of it. But... live and learn. How would we do this transaction if I bought it from you? Obviously, you don't know me and I don't know you and $400 is alot of money.