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Willy-N, truck question
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Randy    Posted 11-28-2004 at 07:09:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
First of all though, how are the dogs?
Just bought a 1981 Chevy 1 ton dually flatbed. Has a hydraulic pump under the bed and a pto driveshaft to it. We want to make it a dump bed. What do we need to do?
Thanks you kindly.

mark/mn    Posted 11-28-2004 at 10:49:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
The show Trucks on Spike did a show on
converting a truck to a dump bed. There's a kit
you can buy with all the parts and hardware,
I'm betting it would be cheaper than pieceing a
system together. The only thing was the kit
used a kevlar bladder and air.

MikeT    Posted 11-28-2004 at 07:43:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, is the pump connected to a hydraulic cylinder? Is there a reservoir tank for hydraulic fluid? Is there a screw on type filter for the hydraulic fluid? (looks like a screw on oil filter)

Is there a control shifter in the cab to start and stop the hydraulic pump? Sometimes the controls are outside behind the driver side of the cab. Is there hydraulic fluid in the reservoir tank?

1st check to see if all the components are there.

Oh yeah, don't get near the PTO shaft when it is running. I did when a teenager and lost two fingers. The doc sewed them back on fortunately.

Randy    Posted 11-28-2004 at 07:49:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
No cylinder, other stuff not sure. Haven't crawled under there to see much of it.
Think there is a switch in the cab to start and stop.
Sorry to not know more about it. My nephew understands more than I do. I just write the checks!
Won't put my hand near the shaft, we mow lawns for a living and understand that turning things will bite.

Willy-N    Posted 11-28-2004 at 08:24:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like posted above you need to know what else is there. This could have been for a Winch also. You need to get Name & Numbers off the Pump to find out the PSI and GPM of it to see what Ram it can run and lift power & Rate of rise for your bed. You will need a set of controls to opperate it for the purpose too. Dogs are doing great they were all wound up last night a couple Coyoites were in the pasture and they wanted to get them!! Mark H.

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