I have been toying with the idea of adding a front mounted hydraulic pump on one of my D17s. My reason is mainly the hi press/low vol of the D17. I've got a Ford 5000 which I can use for various hydraulic items, it also has a loader.
The D17s are a series I and a series III. The series I has an open knockout through to the engine for the pump. The series III has a knockout, but it has not been knocked out, but I am assuming that all D17s were built with the possibility of a front mounted pump.
I would use this pump for log splitter, pull behind brush hog, moco, and other types of work like that if it comes up. I have given some thought to also putting a loader on as a backup to the 5000.
The series I is my most reliable tractor, period. However, compared to the series III, the front end is a little loose and I would not want to stick the loader on there.
Long winded question, I know. Where could I look for a pump like this? Are there any websites with good pics of the installation so I could get an idea of what the finished product would look like? I appreciate your help.