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converting to Central hydraulics to Electric/hydraulic

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Diesel_brad, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    What all is involved?

    I found a 9' Ultra Mount pro plus which would be perfect for my F450
    It has no pump or pump harness also is missing the lights


    I got a pretty good deal on a 7.5 pro for $700. Could I just rob the pump and light off of that for the 9'?

    How about upgrading to the Nighthawk lights? What would be involved with that?
     
  2. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    Post some pics of the 9 so we know what ya have. Do you have any of the truck side needed items?
     
  3. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I dont have any pics of the 9. It looks like any other ultra mount just with no pump or lights

    All I have for the truck so for is the mount and lower jaws
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    First off your title is confusing. I am guessing you don't want central hydraulics. Do you have wiring for your truck? What pump is on the 7.5? 2 or 3 plugs?
     
  5. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 715

    yes, you should be able to use the power unit and lights off of a 7-1/2' Ultramount. The 9' pro plus doesn't have to use anything special. and like Diesel-brad is wondering - is the 7-1/2' plow 3 plug? More than likely it is, unless it's really old or really new. If it is an old 2003 model with two plug relay wiring, yes you could change to Night hawk lights, and add the 26359 harness to the coils on the power unit. The relay wiring headlights would have the wires from the coils joining the wires from the lights, and all going to one 9pin plug. If it's already 3plug, then you can change to Nighthawks, and you'd already have the separate harness to the coils.
     
  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    I figured he could use the hyd unit. His title question is a little confusing as Kimber stated. Seems lately a few people don't no exactly what they have, or have purchased used mutts. That's why I asked for pics.
     
  7. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Sorry, YES the title is confusing. The 9' plow I am looking at is setup for central hydraulics, I do NOT have central hydraulics. It has some sort of harness with lights but no light housings

    All I have for the truck side is the mount. ZERO electrical

    The 7.5' pro plow is a 3 plug(12v +/-, lights, plow controls)
     
  8. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    What condition is the plow harness in? The truck side is an easy install. Not sure on the lights, but I think they will wire right in.
     
  9. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Not sure. I am looking at it via pictures. The owner doesnt know much
     
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    If the pump works it alone will be worth the $700. Post up some pics and we be able to help better.
     
  11. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    If ya get the hyd unit. Remove the resiviore and replace the filter. If you didn't buy it yet and it's in good shape, it won't last long.
     
  12. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    There is NO PUMP. That is what started this whole discussion. It is a Central Hydraulic setup
     
  13. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    You said in your first post the 7.5 had a pump for $700.
     
  14. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    That's what I thought, he has two plows making one?
     
  15. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 715

    So, yes, if you already have this 7.5 pro ultramount, and you are looking at the 9' pro or pro plus Ultramount plow to upgrade to - yes your lights and power unit and harnesses from your 7.5 3plug plow will work fine on the 9' plow.
    Then for your truck, besides the mount you already have, you'd need receivers to stick in the mount, a 6 pin control, and the truck wiring (28055, 56131, 22511, 29047, 29070-1, 29049 (if you have H13 lights on your F450)).