I need help with what pulley set up, belt, skid, unloader etc. I’d need to complete the build. Also where to purchase it online? I’d like to order it from one place if possible. I’m leaning towards Southside Equipment Inc. maybe…
You’re worried about hard use when it comes to a pump and then you’re going to pair it with a Predator…lol.
Plenty of guys run gear drives without issue. They run the pump at about the same rpm as belt drive. Sure, if the belts wear you can replace them but gears will last a long time as long as you keep gear oil in it and change it when you’re suppose too.
Here’s a pump that someone else threw on a Predator. Udor is known to be the best pump. There’s also a 7 gpm 3500 psi but I would stick to the 8 gpm 3000 psi. GPM is more important than pressure.
There are a couple guys on here who run Predators but, if you want to go completely bulletproof, I’d go with a Honda or even Vanguard. I’ve used Harbor Freight engines around the house and they’re hit or miss. I have one that is on a used tiller I bought years ago and runs like a champ. I’ve had others that didn’t last a year and that was only with occasion use. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with using one there are just better options. I think they have their place though.
That pump will mount up to any engine with a 1" or 1-1/8" shaft. When you order a pump you usually have to clarify what size you have. I think the Predator 22hp is a 1" shaft.