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What say ye of this hydraulic ram? Found another one...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. stallion85

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    I would definately look for a ram that had replaceable ends. I couldn't tell if those were or not.
     
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    Hmm, another question. The actual end with the rod.....does it spin around? So I would just need to cut and turn the end that will go to the axle.

    How did you driveway mechanics cut and turn the end? With an angle grinder......?
     
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    That one looks a lot better than the ones they used to offer. Nice find.
     
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    That looks good...but they don't have any...
     
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    LOL, I saw that too. But I'm sure they'll restock it. The one i thought about getting once, said dicontinued ... so I imagine they'll have more.
     
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    I must have bought mine just in time!
    I picked that ram up from them a month or 2 ago for my 71.
    I plan on taking my portaband to the fixed end and rewelding it on 90 degrees apart so the fittings work, just haven't gotten around to any of it yet.
     
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    :doah: :(


    Didn't even notice that!
     
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    Depends on how you mount it. Yes you could just limit travel. Could you wait a week or two and see if they get some back in stock?
     
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    How could I limit it? I would rather not wait a few more weeks to order the other ram. If need be i could get the one like Jethros.

    Also what would the disadvantage be of a 2X8X1 Ram? It is about $50 cheaper....
     
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    Hydro power comes from surface area of the piston. Calculate the area, multiply it by the pressure, and get force. The surface area on the rod side is the total surface area minus the area that the rod takes up. Go to a big enough rod and you won't have much force on that side.

    I take it this gets driven to or from trails? If not, you might wanna consider a tractor ram. 2" bore, little slow with a lightly modded pump but unless you're bombing desert roads it's not much of an issue.
     
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    She's a trailer queen. So a 2X8X1 would work fine with a modded pump? If so I am getting it. They have one with clevis ends for $59!
     
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    Easy there Seabiscuit. Consider picking one up a Chief or similar from your local TSC or equivalent. That way if you screw one over on the trail you'll likely be able to find a direct replacement locally. After you pay freight from surplus center they'll likely be the same price.
     

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