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western v plow HELP!

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by premium lawns, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. premium lawns

    premium lawns Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thinking about buying one of my buddies uni mount v plows. The only thing is that it was ran off a separate hydraulic system on the truck side, kind of like a dump box. My question is, do i have to have the same set up, or can I buy a rebuilt pump for it. And if I buy a rebuilt pump, is there a difference b/n a v pump and a straight blade pump?

    thanks!
     
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    What you have is called "central hydraulics" and you need the onboard electric system. It's going to be expensive to to modify as you will need the motor / pump and valve body assembly plus all the plow & vehicle harnesses. Your looking at a couple or three thousand to change this over! But I expect it is possible. A central pump and controls will be very expensive too and many small trucks don't have accomadations for a PTO on the transmission so this may not be possible depending on your truck.
     
  3. premium lawns

    premium lawns Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the help. I currently have a 8.5 unimount straight blade on there, so I have the mount and wiring, and it is for a 97 F350 Powerstroke with dump bed.