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fisher hydro/electric

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by timlb703, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. timlb703

    timlb703 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I am trying to convert a 9 foot straight blade from hydraulic to electric. Anyone have harness or pump/motor for sale?? Chevy98 or gmc 04
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Why? Unless you just want faster action, I'd stick with the straight hydraulic. Can't beat it's dependability and simplicity.
     
  3. timlb703

    timlb703 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Plow was a back up plow and is perfect shape, but it came off gas and going on diesel not as much room under hood. Ether truck I put unit on has central hydraulics and dont want to use that. With central no room under hood..
     
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Gotcha. Makes sense.
     
  5. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Why not use the centrals? Easy enough to tap into for the Fisher Valve.
     
  6. timlb703

    timlb703 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    The plow on the truck is know running off central. The problem is when approaching a pile not alot of power to straighten blade because off the gas. I have this fisher plow that is in perfect shape used 4-6 times and it is just sitting there so i thought i could use it if it was electric. To use it as hydraulic would have same results i have know. If I loose a hose on central no salt but able to plow with electric until hose is repaired.
     
  7. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Something wrong with the plumbing. If your spreader is working fine it should move the plow like lightning even at idle. Someone put to big of a flow restrictor into the Line before the plow valve or something.

    Anyway it is an easy swap, but big money, probably around $1500 when done. I would just fix the current setup. Most reliable way to run.