Ok lets try again. Take the tractor out of the equation. Lets assume I have a super monster oversized commercial 750000 pound industrial tractor that I am going to build a loader for.
What PSI pump and diameter cyls and hoses are needed to make it lift 1000 pounds .
After I posted the original post I was contacted by a guy I have been trying to reach for a couple of days about a bigger tractor that would become the basis for the loader. .
I am thinking of building a loader for one of my tractors. Haven't decided which one yet. (yes I know I will have to beef up the front axle) But I have been looking at different sites about hydraulics trying to educate myself. Only problem is that the ones I found were for engineers and by engineers. I am not an engineer, I have only ridden on a train once. So what I need is some hydraulic help. Can someone tell me in simple terms without a lot of math what kind of Hydro system I would need to lift approximately 1000 pounds + the weight of the loader arm and bucket so figure about 1300 tops. I want to be able to lift it around 5 feet high to be able to load a pickup truck over the side so there will be a bit of lift needed. What size pump and cylinders am I looking at needing?
The reason I am wanting about 1000 pounds of lift is it will be picking up scrap metal and I want plenty of leeway on the lift.
Edited by mybigwarwagon, October 04, 2012 - 06:38 PM.