I am thinking of building a 4wd doodlebug type contraption to lift things with. Not quite a front end loader more like a crane.
This is still in the completely hypothetical stages so bear with me.
IF it gets built I will need it to lift about 1500 pounds at a time. However I have no knowledge of hydraulics.
What would it take to get me to the magical 1500 pound mark?
The vehicle will most likely be a small pickup that I will shorten to the bare minimum length. IT will have a 4 or 6 cyl engine so running a pump won't be a huge concern as far a power goes.
So what am I looking at needed for a pump and cylinders?