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Default 12v vs 115v hydraulic power units and hydraulic semi trailers

On Sun, 29 Apr 2012 20:07:30 -0500
Ignoramus25949 wrote:

big snip
The plus of number 3, as I see it, is that the 115v hydraulic power
unit there, is not intermittent duty, and could do the job, with less
financial risk than plopping down $2,000 on a real wet kit. It would
be slower to work the tail cylinders than the wet kit, due to less
horsepower, but it is not a big deal. It will, however, cost me extra $5
every time the tail is operated, to pay extra hourly salary tot he

Something like this:

A local trash/container hauler has something very similar on his haul
trailer. It has a radio remote control. Goes something like this;
starts the gas motor, leaves his truck in neutral, adjusts the tilt on
his trailer to the container via remote while standing right by it,
either hooks/unhooks winch cable, uses remote to control winch and or
hydraulic tilt on the trailer... Works really slick too...

More than you want to pay, but it has a nice parts list showing you
everything needed...

Leon Fisk
Grand Rapids MI/Zone 5b
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