/ Hydraulic Pump Upgrade (Deplorable Diesel) #31
It is a 12 spline shaft. Clockwise rotation.That "custom manufactured exclusively for us" is what tipped me off. I know I won't pay Deplorable's price. It's not even a nice pump. I'd buy it in an off count spline and machine it to what I need before I paid that price. It's less likely to be something odd and specific for their use and more likely to be so they can gouge you on the back end when you need parts. It's immoral. It's also a concern that people should have when buying a tractor like this. What happens when LS stops supplying this part? The tractor becomes a paperweight. When that happens, the LS name will be in the gutter. I smell greed.
I'll find out and report back.
It's possible that the pumps off the MT4 series tractors would work. They are a 9.9 gpm pump, which would probably help quite a bit. The suction side might be a different size though.
Yes you can use compression fittings. The tube will most likely be metric, so something like this will work perfectly. Doesn't even need flare.That's a good idea. I didn't realize you can use compression fittings on those steel lines. This sounds pretty easy. I'm going to have to do this if I can get ahold of a pump.
Wish I didn't have to go through a dealer for parts though... My closest dealer is 2 hrs away.
It's really a bummer they made it 12 spline. I would have gone with a 12gpm pump if I could use an off the shelf pump.