I've been fighting with this ancient Meyers single-action plow pump forever. Before my dad shipped it out to me, I plowed with it for years on a scout back east. It's been through multiple rebuilds, a few (expensive=obsolete) solenoid replacements, and a pair of permanent vice grips is all that's holding one of the stripped-out plugs in place. It needs another ($) solenoid replacement because it won't hold weight without rapid fade. I'm done with it. My plan is to hook up a standard 2" x 8" 2-way hydraulic cylinder controlled by a standard 3-position valve (think logsplitter) and power it through my power steering pump. I'm thinking it should work, but I'll lose power steering while lifting or lowering. This shouldn't be a problem since I'm at a stop shifting from forward to reverse when lifting, and vice versa when dropping the blade. And since this is a power up and power down, I'll be able to replace the lift chain with a solid link to have down pressure on the blade if/when I want to do any light grading work. I'll update this as I get time.