Hydraulics on Farmall H

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:09 pm

Can I install The lift all hydraulic setup on a 1948 Farmall H that does not have it, and if so what is required. Correct me if I have the term "lift all" incorrect. Also in my research, it seems that it mounts on the distributor drive.

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:11 pm

The liftall was the belly mount pump and resorvoir that ran off the transmission.. the one on the ditributor was a live hydraulic system.

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:14 pm

What is the main difference between the two John, pros/cons

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:17 pm

dsistributor drive one is best, it is a live system, meaning anytime the engine is running the hydraulics work. On the liftall the clutch has to be up. I believe you will need the front casting and maybe timing gears form a Super H or 300 to use the distributer drive one though.

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:36 pm

Great, so it's possible then, and practical, to add hydraulics to an H. Guess I am used to and like having the hydraulics on my '49 Cub. Would like to have hydraulics on this H if I do indeed purchase it, which I probably will.

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:38 pm

By the way John, being in Missouri, did you get any of the ice storm that devistated us here in Oklahoma? We were without power from Sunday evening till Friday evening. Did not realize how much I liked modern convienence till last week!

Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:50 pm

Sorry to hear about the no power!!!I have a belly pump on my 50 H.I hope to put it to use on my cultivators this spring.Kevin :D :D

Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:11 pm

My H has the belly pump also, and its better than nothing!--it depends mostly what you need to use the hyd's for! thanks; sonny

Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:21 pm

my h has a belly pump and i just bought a 3 pt hitch set up is the belly pump gonna work for powering the 3 pt . :oops:

Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:53 pm

It will work, but the belly pump hydraulic system is low pressure(600 to 1000p0unds depending on age and condition), so it will be limited in what it can lift.

Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:35 pm

i guess i will have to see once i get thehitch installed

Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:22 pm

Dont know what pressure mine is, (probably low), but at one time it had a Horn Hyd. loader on it and worked fine, so I would think a 3-pt should be ok too.--does your 3-pt have 1 or 2 hyd. cylinders on it? ---the one I put on my Super M-D,and later switched to the 560 has 2 cylinders on it, that also makes a difference! thanks; sonny

Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:14 pm

I have an H with the live hyd mod. I also operated my H for a couple of yrs with a Saginaw 3pt and the liftall. It will work fine on the liftall and lift absolutely anything you want. No limits there at all. If you go that way there are some plumbing details to make it fully functional. If you elect to go live (approx. cost $300-$400) you can make the H as versital as a new tractor. Mine currently has the live power, dual remotes, and a power top link. The hitch also has down pressure. Its a great setup!

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:10 pm

Ron I didn't see this post until after i wrote thishttp://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=26930&start=15
Its in your other post.

Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:56 pm

Here are a few pics of the hydraulic setup.