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Universal Plow Hydraulics kit?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Plowmedic23, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Plowmedic23

    Plowmedic23 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Anyone know if there is such thing as a universal Plow Hydraulics kit out there on the market? Thanks!
     
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,034

    No. Different manufacturers all have different equipment. Different inside diameter on hoses, different outside diameter on hoses, different lengths of hoses etc....
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    What are you looking for?
     
  4. Plowmedic23

    Plowmedic23 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Working on a side project... Making a custom plow set up and just in the search for generic hydraulics...
     
  5. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    depending on what kind of vehicle the plow is going on or whether or not the frame will be removable i would think either an old cable operated western pump or the old schooler fisher belt driven pump that went on the trucks engine would be the most universal.

    i have 2 cable pumps for sale and, a belt driven setup i'm undecided on selling if you think it may work. i never go near the city or the island but, i'm only an hour above the city if you ever come up this way
     
  6. Plowmedic23

    Plowmedic23 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Thanks! Although I'm not sure if that will fit this project... I found a video on you tube with pretty much exactly what i'm trying to do.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK5BnXLruO4
     
  7. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    the belt driven pump wouldn't work would be my guess. the cable pump would work if the plow sticks out far enough but, you would need a strong frame to mount it to. the cables are 9' long so they would probably reach

    trying to upload a pic but i keep getting "upload failed"
     
  8. NE-Parts

    NE-Parts Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    We install a pump similar to the older under hood monarch pumps, and simply put a lift cylinder where the pump would be on the plow frame. Its a real simple thing to get set up, and has been affordable for situations where a standard electric hydraulic pump wouldn't fit or wasn't practical. In addition, now joystick and touchpad controllers work with the pumps, so it adds a modern touch.
     
  9. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    idk if this will help give you an idea or not. this is a custom setup as well and sticks out from the grill at least 2" farther than it would were it the right frame. if you're close enough to take a ride up some day you'd be welcome to look at the set up and see if you might be able to fab one to work.

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    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  10. NE-Parts

    NE-Parts Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    This is a picture of what we have used in the past. It at least could give you an idea of what is possible.

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  11. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    it could just be my browser but, all i see is a little box, no pic
     
  12. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    it's my browser, pic shows up on my phone, just not my pc :)
     
  13. NE-Parts

    NE-Parts Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Skynard - That is a great looking bumper and grille!! Just thought I'd put my 2 cents in there!!
     
  14. NE-Parts

    NE-Parts Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Learning curve on plowsite... I thing I got it figured out now. You may have to hit refresh. I'll take a snowball or 2 as punishment.
     
  15. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    thank you kindly! the truck is only 2wd so we had no choice but a custom frame, went with a fisher bottom for a 67-72 chevy and used our correct 73-87 style diamond headgear with the western pump. the custom frame called for a custom bumper as well. eventually the top will be capped so that we have seat/step

    do you have a website? i'd like to look into your stuff. never hurts to have options
     
  16. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    well, if you insist lol

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  17. NE-Parts

    NE-Parts Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    The site is NortheastPlowParts.com, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post that without being an advertiser on the site.

    I have a 1997 Dodge 3500 2wd Mason Dump I picked up to do work around the house, and I got together enough plow frame parts to Frankenstein a plow on it.. I was also thinking of making a nice diamond plate bumper with a few hitch receivers welded to it so I can move the winch around in case I get myself stuck cleaning the lot or the driveway at home.
     
  18. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    i used a trailer fender for our bumper. tractor supply has a very similar one to the one i bought. only difference was mine has an extra bend at the end to make it flat. the one at tsc only has 2 bends per side
     
  19. NE-Parts

    NE-Parts Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I see it now. I didn't at first, but now I do. That is ingenious!!! Again, nice work!!
     
  20. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    just a little redneck ingenuity ussmileyflag