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crbearden
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Re: Looking for hydraulic drive water pump

Try looking for one on Ebay.  If you have to resort to an engine driven one, stay away from the Briggs & stratton engines.  Their flywheel magnets rust  after about a year and the ignition will not work consistently.  I lost a van full of hydraulic equipment and parts because of one of these on a centrifugal pump.  Briggs only advised me that I should have taken it to a certified dealer......  I might add that you will need 12gpm at your hydraulic outlet to really make one of these effective.    For firefighting purposes, you need a high pressure centrifugal.  Most garden variety centrifugal pumps are only 50psi...