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Hydraulic pump help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by leftybillusa, May 19, 2015.

  1. leftybillusa

    leftybillusa Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    I came across this old hydraulic plow unit that I picked up for pennies. I am looking to put it on my old truck, but have never seen a unit like this. Can anyone help in identifying the parts and just maybe a road map of installation?

    Thanks in advance for any help you might be.

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    plow2.jpg

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  2. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,000

    That looks like something home made. Did you get a plow with it?
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,975

    Straight up homemade!!
    Looks like he mounted an electric motor to a hydraulic pump.
    IF your good at fab skills you could mount the pump to the truck. And then get a belt and pulley system worked out
     
  4. leftybillusa

    leftybillusa Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    So the hydraulic pump that would normally run off the engine is belted to an electric pump...correct? In theory I could just mount it as is under the hood and run electric to it with a switch to turn the pump on and off and that would run the hydraulic pump. I did get a 7foot blade and head gear in the deal. I think I'll try it out and see how she runs.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,975

    Yes you could. Not sure how many amps that thing pulls, but it could be a lot.
    If it's just your drive, that's fine but, 7' is to small for normal trucks. Minimum width is 7'6