Originally Posted by bigdaddywuff
is there a way you can use a pully system instead of reduction gear seatup and what kind of gear pump
If you use an albany gear pump and a 5.5 hp motor the gear ratio is 6:1 or if you use a different gear pump find out the maximum hp for the pump and do the math the albany gear pump is 1 hp maximum. So a 6 inch pulley at the pump and an 1 inch pulley at motor, will give you a 6:1 ratio. 5.5 hp divided by 6 well give you 0.91 hp at the pump. I suggest you go with a gear reduction box on the motor the set up with pulleys might be to bulky. If you decide to go with the pulley system make sure you build a cage around the pally and belt because if your hose or hand get caught in there you can kiss them go bye. Again I suggest you go with a motor that has a gear reduction box on it.
Hope this helps.