Dump Truck???'s

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LawnsRUsInc., Feb 19, 2003.

  1. yorkpaddy

    yorkpaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    is it possible to use the power steering pump as a source of hydraulic power for a dump?
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    No you don't have enough fluid transfer to run a dump you can run a hydraulic pump off the engine it sort of is like a AC pump but pumps hydraulic oil. Most tow trucks and garbage trucks run a engine driven pump as you can have live hydraulics where you flick a switch and engages a electric clutch to turn the pump.

    I would rather have a transmission PTO and pump set up much stronger and faster the second option is the the 12v hydraulic not as fast and is hard on batteries it works for light use.

    If your going to use a scissor hoist which isn't my first choice a 12 volt hydraulic will do it if you use a telescoping post hoist like I'am you really need a PTO/Pump.
  3. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 457

    Dig em I'm looking for a truck also e mail me
  4. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    What are you looking to do with the truck? Haul mulch? stone? pavers? leaves? fertilizer? The job you need the body to do will dictate what kind of body you get.

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