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post #1 of 25 Old 01-14-2020, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Found this on YouTube thought I would share it.

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post #2 of 25 Old 01-14-2020, 11:40 PM
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Pretty neat. Reminds me of stuff I used to see in South East Ohio back in the later 60's earlier 70's. That was quite common for them back then back in the Hill-billy Strip-mine country area.
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makes you wonder why he installed a 2nd engine just the run the hydraulic pump instead of just hooking the pump to the engine under the hood.

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That way he could run the separate engine full speed to power the hydraulics and wouldn't have to race the trucks engine. I was thinking the same.
Those old 205 gear drive transfer cases and the 465 transmissions had the PTO plates on them to hook up a PTO but he would have to leave it in gear and not step on the clutch.
They did make a front drive off the front main pulley on the crankshaft that had a driveshaft that went to a pump mounted behind the front bumper so he wouldnt have to worry about stepping on the clutch, he could have even put a hand throttle on it to keep the engine speed up, but I'm sure it saved his truck engine by using the separate power unit mounted on the back of his truck.
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I sure as heck wouldn’t want all those lines terminating in the cab. What an absolute disaster that would be if one of the hoses split or a coupler gave way!
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Yea, how bout it! That would be a mess and dangerous!
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Looks like the Ole Boy probably has a few gallons of "Anti-Freeze" in him when he's out blasting away the snow, some good heavy duty moonshine or something to keep warm with and protect his ears.
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i don't think it would have been that bad. i feel like the pump he was using was likely overkill for his setup anyways. i know some of the old trucks that had a plow package use to come with a 2nd power steering pump with remote reservoir to run the hydraulics. while yes the faster you are moving the quicker they move they still did the job even when idling.

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That would work good for the plow but I don't think he would have enough GPM flow to run the motor for the blower fast enough, I don't think that type of pump had enough GPM flow for it, even at a higher truck engine speed, probably depends on the hydraulic motor he is using.
I remember a lot of those old engine driven pumps that looked like power steering pumps, they usually had heavier belts to run them with their own separate drive pulleys of the crankshaft, and a separate reservoir for the oil.
Some ran Hydro-boost brakes and other stuff like smaller hydraulic dumps for the beds of the trucks. Some people even used a steering pump, but the other pumps were for more severe work and volume of flow.
At least he should have some heat in the cab of the truck while he's out using it.
You figure the extra weight in the back of the truck helps with traction, but I'd hate to see his extra fuel bill for running the diesel.

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I find it funny he used "redneck" in the title. Usually that term is used for things that are completely ridiculous... like building a turkey fryer by gluing together a bunch of used beer cans.

His setup clearly doesn't match something you might buy new, but it seems reasonably well designed and built, and seems to do what he needs it to. I'm impressed (and maybe a little jealous)!

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