Having bought 3 old pumps of various makes, a few weeks back, I'm finally getting around to cleaning them up and part of the process for me is to gut the pump out! Now I am not a stranger to this process and I can usually gut any pump out in under an hour!
Along comes the "BENNETT 371"! My god the engineer that designed this thing must have laid awake at night, trying to dream up creative new ideas to make it difficult to work on! Some of the bolts that are necessary to remove can only be reached thru a lengthy and organized process in order to access them! This dirty rotten thing took me about 2 1/2 hours to nget gutted out! Thank goodness for the sawzall!
Maybe part of it is difficult because I always gut them out at the farm without any help and that means they are standing up the whole time. It would be a little easier at times if I could tip the darn things over to access some of the harder bolts but I'm not offered that luxury.
It would be interesting to hear from some of you other pump guys, as to your thoughts on the biggest PAIN IN THE @$$ to work on! I'm sure there are some opinions out there!
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