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    Could you go direct drive with it and avoid the belts all together?

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    I think a gas engines rotation spins opposit but can't remember. So direct drive would be a challenge
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    Direct drive would turn the pump too fast. You need the belts and 2 different size pulleys to get the correct pump speed.
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    surge did make a 100 direct drive, it had special motor on it that turned at 1100 rpm (I think that was the speed)
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    1100 rpm is correct. 5.5 HP motor.

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    I have a Alamo 40 that has a electric motor on it now. I’m planning to use it with a gas engine as I will have no power where we will be using it. Does the pump need to be kept warm or will it be ok outside? It will be undercover of course.
    Thanks in advanced.

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    Both of mine are outside. My BB4 piston pump (before Babson Bros became Surge) is in the open, no cover. My Surge 75-100 is under a tarp canopy. I took an old vendor tent and just used a part of the frame to then cover it with a small tarp. Both work fine. In all of the years I've used the Surge 75-100 it never had a cover until this past season. The cover is just 5' long and about 8' wide (it started as a 6 leg 10x10, I just use 5' of the length, and I cut down the length of the 4 rafters which made it narrower).
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    Thank you!

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