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BOWSER 585 weight...?
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Trying to determine weight of a Bowser 585. I have one of Jacks books (kindle-E) but seems to only show pump and years made. any help is appreciated. Yes, I know they're HEAVY. thanks

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Re: BOWSER 585 weight...?
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Of course, a lot depends on how complete it is. I am guessing based on memory of how heavy components were when I restored mine, but I think well over 200 pounds.


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Jeff thx, I was thinking more. the actual pumps weigh a bunch. Jack sim use to answer these questions but no more. thx

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I’d go with #350

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I would say around 400.


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Re: BOWSER 585 weight...?
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You may well be right. I'm not sure why you are interested in the weight, but I am 71 years young and it has been less than 10 years since I acquired both the pumps that I used in my restoration. I picked up both pumps out of town and loaded them onto a trailer by myself with no more that a 2-wheeler for assistance. I disassembled and then reassembled the pump myself and that included lifting the heaviest components into place and attaching them by myself. I am confident the weight is over 200 pounds, but doubt that I could have done what I did if the total weight was 350 or 400 pounds. If I had a way to safely weigh my completed pump, I would gladly do it, but don't want to destroy my restoration. Good luck with your quest.


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thanks guys, may have to move one this week. 70 yr old also

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Is the 585 the rollaway model or non hose retractable model? This makes a difference in the weight. I have moved many of these around either way. They do not weigh anymore than 250 pounds IMO. The rollaway model is about 25 pounds heavier overall.


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