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Putting Hydraulic Ports On A Gt 17


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#1 ace69xxx2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 09:26 AM

I was thinning of adding hydraulic ports on a gt17 to run my wood splitter anyone do this or have a good reason why it wouldn't work looking for all input before I do this thanks

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 10:16 AM

You would have to put a pump on the the tractor because the output of the tractor is too low.

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Yes it takes a lot of flow to run a splitter at a decent speed. More than the charge pump on a hydrostatic tractor can put out. The cylinder is also so large it would pretty much use all the oil in the tractor just to push the cylinder out. You also only would have typically 600psi of pressure which isn't going to be very effective unless you used a really large cylinder and then you are right back to the low flow, low fluid capacity problem again. If you have a powered wood splitter with a bad engine you could try to run the existing pump off the pto of the tractor. With 17hp you could set up the drive so the tractor was running at a lowish RPM and burn less fuel while still having the power to get the job done.

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 01:58 PM

same as above, run your 2 speed pump off the rear PTO, could even mount the splitter to the 3 point hitch :-)

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Ok thanks guys for all the input




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