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Under tailgate spreader plumbing ......HELP!!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Superior L & L, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    I have a 2002 Chevy 6500 with a cat motor and a Allison trans. I found out today that it has a "hot shot" pto to power the dump. We are looking to mount and power a spreader with it. the dealer said when we come to a stop the spreader will stop or if we slow down to make a turn the spinner will slow down and not put as much down on the corners. I figure i can live with this since it saves $2000 by not having a separate fan belt pto. Im looking for some feed back from anyone that has used this style of sytem and also to see if anyone has any input or help on my installing it myself
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you run a clutch pump it will still slow down when you make turns or back off the accerator. We have a few places that are down hill. When we salt these we put the truck in neutral and rev it up a bit.

    Hope this helps. I don't know what a hot shot is.
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Either do I but we have run lots of tranny pumps and IMO you want them to stop spreading when you stop. With a tranny pump it's sometimes a little difficult to change gears when the pump is running but other then that they work great for parking lot use.
     
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Sorry I read your post wrong. I thought you were considering a clutch pump. Most of the plumbing should be pretty easy. You need to get plumbing into the cab for the controllers.

    How much do they want for the install?
     
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    The price was'nt broke out. It was $4200 for the clutch pump system plus $2800 for the ss spreader or $2200 plus the $2800 for them to retrofit our existing system.
    It seams like $2200 to put the controller in the cab and run three hoses to the back of the truck is a lot of money. But im not a hydro install guy, so what do i know
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    A few years ago I bought a truck that had a clutch pump system on it. I bought a new salter and had to run the hoses to the front on the truck. I "T" the return line so I had to buy 1 larger line and two 1/2" lines with all the fittings. I can't remember how long they were but they cost $850 for the parts.
     
  7. snowplease

    snowplease Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 4

    hotshift pto

    hello i was wondering if you decided on a system for you truck i have the same truck and pto and its hard to get any info anywhere about central hydraulics i was thinking to use the same pump as my dump just get a larger tank from northern and a spreader valve
    and was wondering if you figured it out yet so far i found out i need a 15 gallon tank for cooling a spreader valve thanks
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Missed this one Paul.

    Did you get it figured out?

    What tranny?
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Do you know where I can get the bracket to mount a underhood clutch pump. I have been told they are not available for my 2001, C6500 with a Cat 3126.
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  11. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
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  12. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    :drinkup:I will look into those, thanks.