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  1. #1
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    John Deere 2305

    Default Backhoe - Tractor Pump or PTO Pump which is better

    I have heard both ways, whats the general concensus here?

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    Kioti, LK3054XS

    Default Re: Backhoe - Tractor Pump or PTO Pump which is better

    LoganWildman,
    I posed this same question a few weeks back when deciding on what tractor I was going to purchase. A lot of good imput. You can view the imput by going back a few pages in the General area under Owning/Operating. The thread is titled, "To PTO Pump or Not to PTO Pump." I even had differing opinions from the dealers. Oh, what a suprise. My tractor of choice was the Kioti LK3054XS. This is an updated model with a large hydraulic pump. I decided to send an e-mail to Kioti for their opinion and they got back to me within 5 minutes. I have attached the response from one of the service engineers. Now, this is only for my model, but I thougth this might be of help to you as well.

    "The LK3054 is designed to operate a backhoe from the tractors hydraulics. Contamination is not a problem because the system is filtered before it gets to the gear pump. Normal hydraulic operating temp is a minimum of 140 degrees F. in our Kioti Tractors and overheating of the transmission is not a problem. The engine temperature would not increase using the hydraulics any more than using the PTO in the transmission to operate a separate pump. Don't spend the money for a separate pump, it is not needed."

    If you go by this, you may spend the pump money on a separate hydraulic outlet or possibly another piece of equipment.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide.

    Lablovers.

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    Default Re: Backhoe - Tractor Pump or PTO Pump which is better

    "The LK3054 is designed to operate a backhoe from the tractors hydraulics. Contamination is not a problem because the system is filtered before it gets to the gear pump.

    Sorry I can't help with the original question, but reading the above statement got me thinking. If one were to borrow or rent a hyd powered attachment, should it be flushed out and filled with same fluid thats in your tractor? If so , what would be the best way to do it? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Backhoe - Tractor Pump or PTO Pump which is better

    IMO, tractor hydraulics if it has enough GPM and is only being used on your tractor.

    My L3130 hydraulics can run 8.3 GPM vs 9 for the PTO pump.
    Thats enough to run the hoe just fine. Besides if you go with the tractor hydraulics you will have a remote. You can use the remote for other things like an HTL, dump trailer, etc..

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