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#1 Rickski OFFLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 05:33 PM

Has anyone tried a automotive power steering pump on their GT to drive a hydraulic cylinder?

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 05:42 PM

Has anyone tried a automotive power steering pump on their GT to drive a hydraulic cylinder?

Not that i've heard but I've been thinking of the same thing, I think it's space issue with most gt's but not impossible.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 06:42 PM

Many have used them to power even a front end loader. The type on larger trucks are powerful & usually have a reservoir built on.
Here is one style that would work fine & easy to mount. This one is off an earlier Ford, like 70's 289/302/351 Windsor.

http://www.borgeson....hp?type=C&id=86

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:45 PM

I used a GM pump and cylinder from a '60s Chev for a front blade lift over 30 years ago. The GM pumps put out about 2 gpm at up to 1450 psi., but can be modified for more flow with relative ease. Get one that comes with a remote reservoir, then change the reservoir to meet your requirements. I understand that Dodge and Fisher plows have been using them for quite a few years now.

Finding the fitting to adapt the pressure line to regular hydraulic fittings is a chore, but they are out there.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 08:41 PM

I am going to move this thread to the garden tractor forum instead of site questions :D

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 09:07 PM

I am going to move this thread to the garden tractor forum instead of site questions :D


I didn't even notice where the post was. I'd better improve on modding or my pay might be cut! :smilewink:

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 09:09 PM

I didn't even notice where the post was. I'd better improve on modding or my pay might be cut! :smilewink:


Glad someone was awake, thanks George!:D

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 09:39 PM

I have a Toro Groundsmaster with a 88 inch front deck on it.
About 5-years ago, the hydraulic pump on the front of the hydro transmission went bad so I adapted a power steering pump off a 78 Chevy on to the engine.
there is a hydraulic tank up on the radiator with a hose that fastens on to the top of the power steering pump.
This is where I fill the pump from and it gives the pump extra fluid capacity.

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The pump operates three cylinders. One for lifting the whole deck and two for raising and lowering the outside wings on the desk.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 10:21 PM

I am considering using a Fisher snow plow pump with the snowplow valve controller to run some hydraulics on my 1220. I already have these just need to make a mount to mount it to the 1220.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 10:49 PM

I wouldn't worry about it we all do it. :D

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 05:48 AM

Yes I have,I used one to power a snow plow on one of my trucks a few years ago,If I remember it was a Saginaw pump off of a G.M. car from the '70s.It didn't work too bad,mind you it was just to lift the blade and power angle.




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