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Hydraulic vs electric for actuators ??

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by shtuk, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. shtuk

    shtuk Member
    Messages: 34

    Any mechanical wizzards out there? I'm building adjustable 16" wings for my 60" plow and a 3 point hitch for snowblower (which may also be hydraulicly powered). I will need to add a gas powered DC generator or hydraulic pump to my machine. Which give the most back for the buck. I have a 16hp gas motor to use. I'll get some pictures soon.
  2. SQuad

    SQuad Member
    Messages: 58

    You know that's what I wanted to do on mine! Talked to some hydraulic guys and they say there is a tremendous loss of power via hydraulics to power a snow blower. They would recommend a 26 Hp. engine to drive a 48" blower. As for powering you V blade with electrohydraulics there is a huge power draw on your battery and stator. There is a fellow I talked to who removed his pull start assembly installed a jack shaft and powered a small hydraulic pump. He did recommend a 4.5 GPM pump for the system.