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Slick Way To Add Extra Hydraulics
You can get more hydraulic power from your existing tractor with HydraBoost from Command Hydraulics. Designed to meet the needs of new planters and other hydraulic power hogs, HydraBoost is a self-contained auxiliary hydraulic supply package. It can eliminate the need to trade up tractors to run a planter that needs more hydraulic power.
    “HydraBoost is a closed center, pressure compensating system powered by a pto,” says Dan Symington, Command Hydraulics. “We can produce the higher pressure needed for down pressure and for other precision planting equipment, as well as for vacuum fans and more.”
    The company suggests that HydraBoost works with every tractor/planter combination on the market. It is available in multiple sizes, from 12 gpm to 40 gpm, and can be equipped with either 4 or 6 additional ports. Reservoir capacity ranges from 15 to 25 gal., depending on pump size. The kit also includes Command Hydraulics’ PumpDoctor, designed initially for use with Case IH and Kinze planters.
    “PumpDoctor is an integral part of HydraBoost,” says Symington. “We also sell it by itself for use with other pto-powered hydraulic pumps. Anytime you put a pump directly on the pto, you tend to get vibration. Our double chain connection PumpDoctor cushions it.”
    The PumpDoctor is a support bracket that secures any pto pump directly to any tractor frame via a mounting plate. Without such a bracket, the pump hangs on the pto shaft. The weight causes excess vibration, shaft strain and warping or breakage. The PumpDoctor is available in 3 models for 16, 18 and 12-tooth sprockets.
    The tractor mounting plate is designed to match the exact bolt pattern for specific tractor models, ensuring a secure and tight fit. The PumpDoctor kit also includes sprockets, chain and hardware for mounting.
    HydraBoost ranges in price from $5,245 to $11,500. Pricing for the PumpDoctor is available from the company.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Command Hydraulics, 8095 215th St. W., Lakeville, Minn. 55044 (ph 952 890-6800; toll free 800 778-6200; sales@commandhydraulics.com; www.commandhydraulics.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3