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central hydro

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Jay brown, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i took the dump bed off of my f 800 and going to install our v box. now i'll have to move the hydro tank (L shaped) that sits on the frame and L's up the back of the cab. i would like to lower the the tank apx 8", so the main part of the tank will be under the frame and i can make room for the V box to sit on the truck frame. my ? is does the tank (or fluid level) need to be above the hydro pump. the hydro pump sits about 50" off the ground.
  2. midwestsnowguy

    midwestsnowguy Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 36

    it does not need to be, but your pump will work a litle harder, and you need to watch your levels.
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    you'll be fine midwest is right your pump will work harder but you'll never know it, i have a loader that the tank is so low in the machine that it presurizes the tank with air to help the pump out but it's like a 2" pump so you will have no prob.

    if you completely break the system open and the pump loses prime you may have to take a air blowgun and cover the fluid fill with your hand and help get it primed