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cable to eletric conversion kit

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Otto, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Otto

    Otto Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    What does the kit cost? Is it alot more $$$ than a new controller box and cables(mine are junk)? The local parts store wants $192 for a new controller box and cables. Any help would be great.
    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Their is no conversion kit for the cable pumps, as you cannot "convert" a cable operated pump over to solenoid operated.The main body of the power units are completely different. You'd have to replace the entire power unit with an electric operated version and then buy a controller and all the wiring to operate it. If you were to purchase it all new, it'd cost waaaay more than just replacing your cable controller. In fact, about $1500.00 more! :dizzy:
     
  3. avon_jeepman

    avon_jeepman Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Why is that? Aren't the valves just sitting there all by themselves. Why would the fluid care if it is going through a valve has a spool actuated by a cable or by an electrical solenoid. The spool in the valve still performs the same function either way doesn't it?

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  4. avon_jeepman

    avon_jeepman Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Why is that? Aren't the valves just sitting there all by themselves. Why would the fluid care if it is going through a valve has a spool actuated by a cable or by an electrical solenoid. The spool in the valve still performs the same function either way doesn't it?

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  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If you look at a solenoid operated pump, all the electrically operated valves are on their own manifold block. On the cable pump,theres just no way to attach the electric manifold block to the pump housing.Two completely different animal's.:)
     
  6. Otto

    Otto Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanks for the help B&B.