Do I need a new pump?

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  1. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    A freind of mine bought a 8 ft. meyer (C8) for his blazer. He said it is too big and heavy for his blazer because he has a hard time lifting it and turning it (E47).

    He wants to trade me for my ST90. I have an E60. He said to check with someone w/more experience and see if the E60 is all I need for that C8. He said I need the heavy duty version of the E60 (E60H). I told him I'd check, but my E60 would be fine. Am I right??

  2. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    NO, the e60 is the right pump.
  3. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    Bear in mind the C-8's CAME with the E-47 for years. Like 1982?-1991?

    Chuck would know.

    Anyway, if he said the E-47 had difficulty TURNING the C-8, that's an indicator HE needs some pump service.

    At any rate, your E-60 will do fine.
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    sounds like you got a good chance to get a bigger plow-if its in as good a condition as yours,Id do it in a second.The 8 ft er is heavier duty too.
  5. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    Thanx guys. You are all right. First, he was having pump problems like Kent says. He said he put new oil in his pump (some stuff in a red bottle - Marvel something or other). He said when he changed it with meyer hydro fluid it made a big difference.

    He said that he would still swap boards with me, even though my st90 is only one year old and looks like new. His c8 is about 5 years old and needs cleaned up. I'm still going to make the swap.

    thanx again guys.

  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    I did the very same thing 20 years ago.

    Had a Brand NEW ST-90 and traded it for a 4 year old C-8.

    Glad I did it? You bet.
    At first I was a little sour, 'cuz I spent quite a bit of time scraping and re-painting it. (Mounted on a brand new truck, couldn't have a shoddy looking plow.)
    But when I plowed in the same lot as a ST-90 next to my C-8, it was all worth it.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Good deal! Any pump will lift and angle the C-8. You just stepped into a NON-Meyer stereotyped plow. They are as tough as any and are 6" wider than your 7.5. They are definately a heavy duty plow with many upgrades from the ST series. A quick sandblast, prime and paint in the spring is all that it needs to last for a good long time.


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