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Hydraulic Pickup Insert Salter-How?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JohnnyRoyale, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Is it possible to mount a hydraulic insert salter-v type, into the back of a pickup without the use of a gas power pack? Tired of messing with gas motors, and not sold on electric powered units. Is there an underhood system which can be used? Lets say the truck is an Auto F350 pickup, with no PTO provision for arguments sake. Pros/Cons? :drinkup:
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    There was at some point (don't know if it still aval. or for what trucks. Motor mounted hydro pumps. Good luck once you see the prices on central hydro, you'll rethink.
  3. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    go with electric, I have been using several electric v boxes for a few years and never had a single problem, plus no gas, oil and engines that won't start. What a pain, would never go back
  4. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    I think snow ex makes one that is compatible with dump inserts (it replaces the tailgate).
  5. Snow Miser

    Snow Miser Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I used to have an f350 with the 7.3 with a motor mounted hydraulic pump(pto pump)that ran my vbox salter. Worked great for 10 years until my truck got wrecked. Now i have the salter for sale if you are interested the salter comes complete minus the pto pump. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=83525&highlight=monroe

    But if your just looking for a pump then i suggest you call Force America that is where i get all my pto pumps and they bulletproof.
  6. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Hydraulic or Electric

    Yes you can get under the hood Hydraulics for a pick up but you might save some money and be just as happy if you go electric. If you decide to go electric Snowex makes nice spreaders but I would go with Salt Dogg they cost less and the parts are cheaper. They work just as good if not better.
  7. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thats exactly what I'm talking about. Will call one of my dealers later this aft for quote on underhood system.
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Phone Allstone on Hwy 27. They sell Monroe salters. Last year I saw a GM with a hydraulic V box. No different then what I have on my 1999 3500HD of JD has on his white 3500.

    They are south of 9 for sure and I think south of Aurora road.
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I'm not convinced they understand hydraulics better than the alternative. They screwed up a buddy of mines tailgate salter last year. Got too busy today putting out fires-ill have to make some calls tomorrow. Thanks anyways.
  10. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Clutch Pump

    A clutch pump is what you want to ask them for make sure you get enough Gallons per minute (GPM) to run a spreader I want to say it is about 12 GPM but don't quote me on that. I am going to call my dealer today because I am getting ready to outfit another one of my trucks with a hydraulic system also. I will let you know.
  11. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Knew someone that had a Ford SRW 1 ton rack dump w/ a 351. Was underhood clutch pump. Deweeze or something similar to that was the company that made the unit. Was purchased used, but new ones are a couple grand or so...
  12. fourthcoastcont

    fourthcoastcont Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Clutch Pump Is what you need. I have 2 f-350's with 7.3 motors they work great