Prices for PTO and hydraulic pump

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Gravel Rat, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I ordered a telescoping post hoist for my truck it only cost me 1500 dollars where as a scissor hoist is 2500 dollars.

    I didn't order a 12 volt hydraulic pump I'am not so fond of them they really are not that good. After phoning around for prices on a PTO for the 5spd in the 450 and a hydraulic pump and a juice tank its going to cost me atleast 1500 dollars :eek:

    So what is you guys opinion on the 12 volt pump will they work okay ?

    I think I will run one and scrounge around the junk yards to see if I can find a used PTO to fit a S5-42 ZF.

    I'am not planning on doing repetitive dumping it will be go pick up a load of gravel dump it travel 30 mins go pick up another load and travel another 30 mins to the site dump it.

    I know nothing is more reliable and powerfull than a PTO and pump but I can't afford to spend 525 dollars just for a PTO. The 12 volt power pack is 700 dollars I probably find one cheaper but I want to deal with the people I bought the hoist from they have the proper sized pump I need.

    Any ideas
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Seems like ya already answered your own question. I would go with the pto pump, may not be what ya wanted to hear but I would much rather use the engine's power to run a hydraulic pump, too much to go wrong with an electrical pump IMO. Good luck to ya
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was wondering if the electric pump would be good enough for now untill I get more money or spend some time finding some used parts to put PTO hydraulics on the truck.

    I probably would run the electric pump for a year until I find some parts or a wrecked light duty dump and I can get the parts and brackets off if it.
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    Electric pump will work for a short time but you will be sorry you wasted your money on it soon enough. Bite the bullet and get the PTO pump before you have to shovel 1/2 a load off cause the electric don't have the balls

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    dont waste your money on an electric pump they have no balls. if you cant afford the pto set-up look into a central system run off the engine they are alot stronger than an electric and i dont think they cost that much more.
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Thats what I want to know is the electric pump even worth the money I never had any experience with them all I'am used to is PTO hydraulic from working with gravel trucks. My 88 F-450 I had was PTO hydrualic worked good but I didn't install the system.

    I guess I'am going to have to search the junk yards for the parts I need if I can get the hydraulic tank,pump and the driveshaft. I will have to bite the bullet and buy a new PTO as its going to be hard to find a PTO off of a Zed F out of a Ford. It has to be a S5-42 as its different from a S5-47 so I have to look at what tranmsission it came from before I buy.

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