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would a power steering pump work for this??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 82GMCP/U, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. 82GMCP/U

    82GMCP/U Registered Member

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    Would a power steering pump work to run my hydralic plow set up? I know I would have to add a resivior to hold more fluid, but would it have enough oumph to run the steering and the plow? Thanks
     
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    you would need to add cooling and modify the pump and I still think you would have unresponsive steering when using the plow.
     
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    82GMCP/U Registered Member

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    what kind of mod. would I have to do to the pump?
     
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    If you use a second power steering pump and add a reservoir by putting a junk of rad hose on the neck, they work great. They beat stock fisher pumps all to hell. They will angle with a full blade at idle and as soom as you hit the lift, the plow is up, no sitting and reving.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    If you use a second power steering pump and add a reservoir by putting a junk of rad hose on the neck, they work great. They beat stock fisher pumps all to hell. They will angle with a full blade at idle and as soom as you hit the lift, the plow is up, no sitting and reving.

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    Be careful of using radiator hose though. It's not intended to have oil in contact with it. It will swell and blister inside, then one day it will start leaking. A quality parts house should be able to set you up with hose up to the job.
     

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