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Small Engines Run Portable Hydraulic Units
Farmers, hobby farmers, and handymen who need hydraulic power but donít always have a tractor readily available can opt for small engine-powered portable hydraulic packs. Northern Tool & Equipment sells different models of the Hydra Buddy that deliver enough gallons-per-minute flow to run conveyors, augers, lifts and a variety of hydraulic motors, including log splitters.
  Northernís number one seller is the Brave, a wheeled model with a 270 cc Honda engine. It has 10.3-gal. capacity with a flow rate of 7 gpm at 1,500 psi. It sells for $1,599. The Brave Pro model has a 160 cc Honda engine that operates at 3,600 rpmís and delivers 7 gpm at 900 psi through a Haldex single-stage pump. It sells for $1,099 and an optional wheel kit sells for $139.99. Both units have 1/2-in. stainless steel quick-connect inlet and outlet ports.
  Hydra-Tech offers more than a dozen different wheeled portable units with reliable Honda or Kohler electric-start gas engines, variable speed throttle controls, and gear-type pumps that deliver reliable power for continuous duty or on-location projects. All models have oil coolers, return filters with spin-on cartridges and remote pressure control valves. Output varies depending on engine sizes, which range from 6 to 18 hp. Trailerable models from 25 to more than 100 hp. are ideal for commercial applications.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Northern Tool & Equipment, Burnsville, Minn. (ph 800 221-0516; www.northerntool.com) or Hydra-Tech, 167 Stock Street, Nesquehoning, Penn. 18240 (ph 570 645-3779; www.hydra-tech.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #1