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I inherited a 7k dual axle dump trailer with a dead pump. It is factory made but the make and model are unknown.
1. Does the pump brand matter?
2. What hydraulic tank should I use?

I see pumps online from $165 and up.

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A GM or Chrysler power steering pump (both are Saginaw) with a remote reservoir will do the job. It should cost a bunch less than $165 at the local auto salvage yard, and even less if you know someone who is in the process of scrapping a GM or Chrysler car or truck. Pump flow is about 2 gpm for cars and light trucks, about 4 gpm for heavy duty trucks with hydraulic assist for brakes and/or clutch. Relief pressure is in the range of 1250-1450 psi.

Reservoir capacity should be at least 1 gallon or 5 times the cylinder volume, which ever is greater.
 

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Guess it should have been stated how the pump was powered. Most are 12v electric direct drive, have seen a few but very few gas engine powered pumps.
 

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Guess it should have been stated how the pump was powered. Most are 12v electric direct drive, have seen a few but very few gas engine powered pumps.
[/QUOTESorry, 12 volt.
 
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