AC Clutch on Snow plow pump

AC Clutch on Snow plow pump

Post by RoyB » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00



I'm thinking about using an electric clutch from an automobile air
conditioner compressor mounted to the snow plow pump on my pickup. This
way I could leave the pump "off" until I needed it. a simple switch
would activate the clutch and start turning the pump. Anyone else ever
try this? Is an AC clutch strong enough to handle a snow plow pump?

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AC Clutch on Snow plow pump

Post by Whitake » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


YES
Quote:

> What's the flowrate & psi of the pump?

> Tom


> > I'm thinking about using an electric clutch from an automobile air
> > conditioner compressor mounted to the snow plow pump on my pickup. This
> > way I could leave the pump "off" until I needed it. a simple switch
> > would activate the clutch and start turning the pump. Anyone else ever
> > try this? Is an AC clutch strong enough to handle a snow plow pump?

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AC Clutch on Snow plow pump

Post by Re » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


RoyB;
 I do believe these are stocked by NorthernTool.  Seems to me I saw
them in their last catalog.  Have loaned it out, was in the hydraulic
'stuff' section, I do believe.  Might try looking their WebSite at
HTTP://WWW.WESTERNTOOL.COM
 You might get an idea as to how they are adapted.  I've used them to
power vehicle engine driven air-compressors.  I machined (or had them
machined) the crank pulley end to the same taper (w/keyway) as the
York type AC compressor they were originally designed for.  Then do
a fab-up of a method to hold the brush-holder part and it works!
BTW: that input lead needs to be 10-AWG and fused with 20-Amp or better
circut breaker or delay-blow fuse.  The clutch winding is a wattsucker!
 Cheers,
  Mr. Shadow (Ret)
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Quote:

> I'm thinking about using an electric clutch from an automobile air
> conditioner compressor mounted to the snow plow pump on my pickup. This
> way I could leave the pump "off" until I needed it. a simple switch
> would activate the clutch and start turning the pump. Anyone else ever
> try this? Is an AC clutch strong enough to handle a snow plow pump?

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AC Clutch on Snow plow pump

Post by Tom Marti » Sun, 30 Jul 2000 04:00:00


What's the flowrate & psi of the pump?

Tom

Quote:

> I'm thinking about using an electric clutch from an automobile air
> conditioner compressor mounted to the snow plow pump on my pickup. This
> way I could leave the pump "off" until I needed it. a simple switch
> would activate the clutch and start turning the pump. Anyone else ever
> try this? Is an AC clutch strong enough to handle a snow plow pump?

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AC Clutch on Snow plow pump

Post by Cl.. » Sun, 30 Jul 2000 04:00:00


On Fri, 28 Jul 2000 17:36:16 -0700, RoyB

Quote:

>I'm thinking about using an electric clutch from an automobile air
>conditioner compressor mounted to the snow plow pump on my pickup. This
>way I could leave the pump "off" until I needed it. a simple switch
>would activate the clutch and start turning the pump. Anyone else ever
>try this? Is an AC clutch strong enough to handle a snow plow pump?

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There are a lot of pumps running with an electromagnetic clutch on
them - Northern Hydraulics likely has them - Princess Auto in Canada
definitely does.
 
 
 

AC Clutch on Snow plow pump

Post by Peter Drum » Sun, 30 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>I'm thinking about using an electric clutch from an automobile air
>conditioner compressor mounted to the snow plow pump on my pickup. This
>way I could leave the pump "off" until I needed it. a simple switch
>would activate the clutch and start turning the pump. Anyone else ever
>try this? Is an AC clutch strong enough to handle a snow plow pump?

Shouldn't be any problem, we used to have a dump truck that used an AC
clutch on the hyd pump and it worked fine.
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