Low bed Pony motor questions

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  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    We purchased an older Eager Beaver 35 ton low bed. My truck does not have a wet line yet, and the trailer needs a pony motor. I do not think the pony motor is on there.

    So the first question is, does anyone know what is compatible to be able to be used on there? Eager Beaver themselves said it was an eight horsepower 3600 RPM Kohler engine.

    Does anyone know what else would be compatible? Maybe someone here has replaced theirs?

    The other question, and the most important question, is how does the pony motor connect to the hydraulics? Is there a pulley or a coupler, how does it run? What do we need to do to couple whatever engine we get to the hydraulics?

    We have to wait to pick the trailer up, and it's not close to us. Unfortunately when we looked at it we didn't take photos.
     
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  3. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    I’ll go out in a few minutes and get you pictures of mine. It has an electric start B&S engine that does a good job….
     
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    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Another option…..

    This is a Case 444 I use to own. The 444 is 14hp electric start Koehler, and the pump produces 9.5gpm @2100 psi.

    You can find these little tractors cheap sometimes on Marketplace. Makes for a complete setup. The Case 222 is 12hp…..

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    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Actually we have an older Briggs & Stratton 8 horsepower I think it's from a 60s landlord Simplicity lawn mower.

    Would that work?
     
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    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Look on the back of the block and see if it’s got the bolt holes for the adapter. May go to Harbor Freight and see if they have adapters you can measure to get an idea of what you need…..
     
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    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Here’s some ideas as to what you need….

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    I would opt for a B&S over a Kohler or Honda. They are way more forgiving engines when left outside in the weather or sit for long periods of time. We have a Honda on one that sits a lot and guaranteed every time one of us needs to use it the carb or electronic spark module has to be fiddled with to get it to start or run good enough to pump. Frustrating. Same with mowers. B&S just better.
     
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