Do you want to turn your old garden tractor into a serious earth moving machine? How about convert your manual lift system into a power system? Want to add a rear PTO? Do you want to multiply your engine’s power by 1,000 times or more? It’s all possible by using the science behind hydraulic power!
Since liquids exert force equally in all directions we can multiply the force it gives by increasing the surface area in which we want the liquid to push against. Typically we apply this principle in a hydraulic cylinder. The greater the surface area at the end of the cylinder, the more force gets exerted on the moving piston.
Think of this as electrical volume. Amps can be determined by taking your voltage (12 volts) and dividing it by the resistance of a load. This is illustrated with the following formula: A = V/R
This same principle can be applied if you wanted to build a rear fork lift, 3-point hitch, snow blade set up. Anything! Instead of using a hydraulic cylinder you can use a hydraulic motor and add a PTO shaft to power implements at any location you desire. You can also vary the motor speed by controlling the volume of oil that feeds it. All you need are the 4 basic hydraulic components of reservoir, pump, valve, and device.