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Homemade Powerwasher Implement For A Wheel Horse

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#1 WH1057 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:06 PM

I just received a Honda powerwasher.  My work was under 2+ feet of sea water after Hurricane Sandy and so was the powerwasher. Nothing had been done with the unit so I convinced my boss to junk it, i.e. let me take it home.


My idea is to take the pump off and mount it to the front of my Wheel Horse 1057. I am a machinist by trade so I think the fab part should not be a problem. I need to find out what RPM the pump needs to be spun at, then I will hunt down some pullies.


Has anyone ever tried this before? Any hints or ideas are more than welcome.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:09 PM

That is a great idea! I am looking forward to following this!

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:26 PM

Was it direct drive off the Honda?

I've been wanting to do the same thing for a while.

Looking forward to your progress.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 06:46 PM

Neat idea! :thumbs: Good luck on your project.  Rick

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 06:04 AM

If the pump was direct-drive off the Honda engine, the pump will need to run at approx 3200-3400 rpm, to get desired flow & pressure.  .....Your tractor's engine may need to run at close to those speeds to provide enough power to run the pump.


PSI is dependent on the size of nozzle and GPM, but GPM is dependent on RPM.


Many of the direct-driven pumps relied on the engine's crankshaft bearing to support the input end of the pump's shaft.  ....If your pump does not have a bearing on the drive-end, you will need to fabricate a bearing mount to support the shaft.


If your pressure washer has a belt-driven pump, it is an easy conversion to a tractor-driven attachment.

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Thanks for the info Bruce. It was a direct drive unit.


   I pulled the hose off the pump and it wasn't pretty. I am skepticle of it working properly now. There was alot of rust and scale in and around the connectors. I actually tried to get the gun off of the hose and had no luck. I started to marr the brass so I stopped. I am hopping that the pump is salvagable. I will dissasemble everything this weekend and post my findings.

   I'll have a Honda 6.5hp motor that I can rebuild too! I can put it on my son's go-kart! :rocker2: