Walking floor pump psi

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  1. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    So, 2 year old wet kit on my truck, pretty sure it’s a 32ish gph pump which runs the bucket and the low bed easily, one thing I do remember when ordering parts specifically says “there’s no ####ing way im ever hooking this truck to a walking floor”

    so here’s I am, curious what the psi difference of the pump is, and whether I should swap to a dual stage pump, also, my return goes to the tank, don’t the higher psi pumps return to the pump THEN the tank?Not going to be an every day thing, but local company was asking about pulling their trailer In the busy season when possible, so I’m wondering if my pump will run it or if I should upgrade, thanks
     
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  3. #1 Kenworth

    #1 Kenworth Light Load Member

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    Long time ago my friend put a pump system on for his walking floor. Price was right so he did it. When we went to pump the demo off it was so slow. Granted it was winter and we thought the load was frozen. Was close to a hour to get it off. They checked the system and found the cheap price was because it was for a dump body not walking floor. I think the gph was like half of what was needed.
     
  4. Cat sdp

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    3000 psi for a walking floor I think…..just don’t top your cylinder out on the dump trailer and you’ll be fine……
     
  5. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I can't speak for what you need to run a walking floor trailer but I run a big 60gpm pump at pretty good pressure. My return goes through a cooler then to the tank. How would returning to pump then tank even work?
     
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  6. abyliks

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    i don’t quite remember the psi of the pump, I’ll have to get the number off it this afternoon but I’m pretty sure it was a premco pump. Don’t know if I want to change it if it’s only a 2/2500 psi
     
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  7. RockinChair

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    I would ask the head mechanic for that company what flow rate and pressure their trailers require.
     
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