Hi all, well this morning I thought I'd try the hydraulic pump/motor just to see what would happen, had made a mounting bracket last Saturday so I connect a couple of hoses to the motor started the PK and pulled on the control valve lever and it was motoring very nice tried it the other way (pushed the lever forward) and the it motored the opposite direction. So I'm fabricating a mount to mount it to the seeder and will then see how it spins the spinner.
Have a question can a hydraulic pump be used as a motor
Posted February 19, 2018 - 07:01 PM
Hi well this afternoon had some success made a mount for the hyd motor temporally mount it to the spreader plugged the hoses in and fired up the PL and gave it a try the spinner was going around and around I liked it will have to install a flow control to regulate the R's I have a flow control valve and will try it tomorrow if I get a chance. I tried to upload a video of it running but it failed. Tried again no good maybe its to large?
Edited by MNGB, February 19, 2018 - 07:21 PM.
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Posted February 19, 2018 - 07:17 PM
Glad to hear this will work for you!
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Posted February 20, 2018 - 06:45 PM
Hi all, today after blowing snow I installed a flow control valve and it works, can now slow or speed up the spinner this would probably work would have to fabricate some kind of lock to hold the control valve lever open.
I'm thinking I'll buy an electric motor and install it it would be more universal (not all my tractors have remote hydraulic oultets but all have a electrical conneter and it would be a simple flip of the switch to turn on or off the spinner
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Posted February 20, 2018 - 07:34 PM
Hi Kenny, I don't think a heater fan motor has enough torque to do the job I have a motor from a camper furnace and it struggles to get going and that's with nothing dropping on to the spinner,
I was thinking of a 12 volt heater blower motor out of a 1980's - 89 Chev Caprice or similar. They have a bit of torque as it drives a squirrel cage fan in the blower motor application and if you hold the motor in your hands and apply 12 volts it will try and rotate in your hand as it starts running. Another suggestion might be an old battery powered drill or torque wrench but I do not know how well they would stand up to running continuously the way a blower motor is designed to. A car wiper motor would have lots of torque but probably would not turn the spreader very fast unless you geared it up.
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Posted February 22, 2018 - 06:30 PM
Hi all decided to give the hydraulic drive a try so got the plumbing tidied up the flow control valve works good so just have to figure out a way to lock the control valve in the forward position but have a while to figure out something.
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Posted March 09, 2018 - 02:03 PM
Hi all, well while looking in the parts room for something I discovered a 12 V DC motor so thought I'd give it a try on the seeder/spreader made a temp mount and connected the wires to the tractor battery and it run the spinner good so I worked on a permanent mount got it all installed wired up a pig tail with a trailer connector and pluged it into the tractor trailer connector turned the switch on and it works like a charm, so then I got busy and fabricated a seeder gate on/off lever that's on the tractor within easy reach. Looking forward to trying it out this spring to reseed some hay ground that has some bare spots
Edited by MNGB, March 09, 2018 - 02:07 PM.
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Posted March 09, 2018 - 07:40 PM
Looks like a good sized DC motor, so oughta work great! Always good to find useable stuff in the inventory!
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