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hydraulic set up - anyone build their own?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hookedonshooting, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Hookedonshooting

    Hookedonshooting TS Member

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    Being a quasi enginerd, and cheap, was curious if anyone has made their own hydraulic set up for their reloader. Putting it on a PW 950. So far im leaning towards a DC Gear driven systemthats reversable. Not sure how much torgue it needs relative to the HP specs. Anyone?
     
  2. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Have one for $550 plus shipping from VA.22401 Jeff
     
  3. Hookedonshooting

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  4. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I wish someone would build one for the Dillon SL900. They've got one for every other Dillon brass reloader. I'd buy one in a New York minute.
     
  5. Hookedonshooting

    Hookedonshooting TS Member

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    Got a couple ideas. Will let u know how they turn out. SAMPLES are u out there?
     
  6. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    I run my 950 on air over hydraulic. About 350.00$

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  7. samples

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    I built one several years ago, and still use it today. Use it on a Pacific 366 but it could be adapted to anything-- Use a "BIMBA" two way air cylinder. If it will hold air it will hold hydraulic Fluid-- For the Hydraulic Fluid I simply used Automatic Transmission Fluid. For the Control, used a Log Splitter Value; had the hydraulic line made at Napa Auto Parts-- Now for the Power Supply (this was the Tricky Part) you need a power supply that will run a constant pressure, I tried several different motors and set ups including a hydraulic unit from a Hospital Bed, AND then it came to me-- Power Steering Pump off a 1970-1980 Chevrolet 350 engine ( any will work) "V" Belt and 3/4 to 1 hp electric motor. Hooked it all together and with some tweaking it has worked perfectly for over 15 years. Crude? Yes, Cheap? Yes. Reliable?? Yes-- Had to put a limiting value on the One side to slow it down. I also put a "lighter" spring in the Hand Control valve as my 12 year kid was helping and I wanted him to make sure that his hands were clear when he pulled the handle. I have had a few seepage problems from the air Cyclinder but that has been after 1000's of shells. send me your email and I will send you pictures if you want. Later