And fairly cheap to as surplus. Or using a hydrostatic drive like in a lawnmower they can be self contained, no hoses to worry about.Call me crazy but I just opened another can of worms. Space for the motors is very limited, less than 5 in.
but a hydraulic motor can be fairly short like for example- 5.4 cu. in. White, torque 1430 in.
lb. & 1985 intrmit. 4.53 in long. There are inline live swivels available. I don't relish sitting with my chin on my knees with 2000 lb. hot oil flowing around me.