hydraulic bender conversion

motoxscott

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I have a model 3 bender and want to convert it to hydraulic. What do you guys think of an air over hydraulic pump vs an electric pump ? The air version is cheaper but is it as smooth annd controlable as the electric ?

Any info on this would be great as I dont want to regret a wrong purchase.

Thanks,

-Scott
 

motoxscott

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Well I just ordered it up. I went the air / over hydraulic pump. They said the electric is faster, but the air has more power behind it. I would rather have it a little slower anyway so you can control it better.

I got it through <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.vansantent.com>http://www.vansantent.com</A>

I'll let you know how it goes after I get it and play with it. They said the pump will either be an Enerpac or Power Team 10,000 psi.
 

JCA

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Here is a good post going on about this www.andrewsracing.com
 

JCA

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I ended up ordering the air/hydr ram that is mentioned at the end of the thread above. It costs $105 delivered from Max Tools. I hope it will be here by the weekend.

J.C. Andrews
Andrews Racing
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hoeker

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105 bucks for an air/hyd pump?? let me know if it works out for you, my whole new truck only has like 10 bends in it, and i'm sick of pumping that thing already.

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rosshoek.com>www.rosshoek.com</A>

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JCA

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Ok I will. The PBB (board that I posted a link to a thread) is having problems right now but there are a lot of people that have already gone this route and they have posted pictures and all.

J.C. Andrews
Andrews Racing
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vorra65

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I just picked up this air operated hydro pump on ebay for $27. Anybody had any experience with these? What kind of air pressure is required when using a pump like this? Hopefully, I can fab this dude up with a ram to my model #3 JD bender.
 

BRBoudreaux

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I guy in my 4x4 club has gone this route. He's running off a 6HP, 20 gallon air compressor. He said to fill the ram with oil, and go for it. Working great for him.
 
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