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WTB - hydraulic drive water/sprayer pump

We are working in cooperation with the fire dept. and are looking for a water pump driven by a hyrdaulic motor.  We need 20+ GPM, 30 or 40 would be even better, but pressure is not that important as long as we can get 40+ PSI.

The idea would be, to be able to make a pumper rig out of a bulk water tank, to help make wetlines and fire breaks for backfires, and the like, which would free up the fire trucks for the main fire.  Right now, we are kind of in the experimental stage, and don't want to spend a lot of money until we have an idea what works, and what doesn't.

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Re: WTB - hydraulic drive water/sprayer pump

Not sure your pump flow numbers are realistic...they seem awful small. There's a hydraulic driven pump (Hypro brand) listed in the Surplus Center of Lincoln, Nebraska catalog (page 158, item number 2-1180) that has 1 1/2 inch inlet ports, 1 1/4 outlet ports..and will flow 112 GPM...will also put out 120 PSI, but not sure at what flow rate. It takes 13 GPM of hydraulic capacity at 2000 PSI to run it. Cost....$607.95. Phone number is 1-800-488-3407

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Re: WTB - hydraulic drive water/sprayer pump

Thanks for the info.  The 20 GPM mentioned is what I was told the minimum requirements were, with more being better, to a point.  It won't be to put out a fire, but rather to wet around a house or barn, before lighting a backfire, or to 'blackline' around something to produce a fire break.I was not aware one could get 100+ GPM with only 13GPM of hydraulic flow.  Will definately look into it.  Was hoping someone had one sitting on a shelf they might want to get rid of cheap to a good cause, but maybe a couple of us could buy a new one, and donate it, if nothing else.

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Re: WTB - hydraulic drive water/sprayer pump

We have a Pacer pump with 2" ports and use a lovejoy coupler to attach a hydraulic motor as a transfer pump to load and unload our nurse tank. Works well and we do not have to maintain a separate engine. We use the hydraulics of the tractor attached to the trailer. It is a 9 ton 3 axle trailer with a 1350 gallon tank. The tractor at an idle has all we need to pump. Do not know, but clearly well above 40 gpm.

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Re: WTB - hydraulic drive water/sprayer pump

Thanks for the help.  I found a Pacer pump on ebay, that is coupled to a hydraulic motor.  By the description, the motor and pump shafts are stainless, so we can use it for the wetlines, or for transfer, and it is even submersible, and safe for 'dirty' water, so we can drop it in a cattle tank, and fill out of there, in a pinch.  I just had no idea who made them.  Whenever I searched for hydraulic water pump, it always seemed to brind up water pump kits, for the engines on hydraulic power units.  Adding 'Pacer' brought up something that I could use. 

Thank you.

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