I have a tractor with a front end loader and would like to add a snowblower on the back. Only problem is I need an other hyd line to work the discharge chute. Looking at selector valve it is not clear to me if I need one or two. On a two way cylinder does each direction of travel need its own selector valve? Is there one you can recommend I use that will work on dual acting cylinder. This must be a common problem. Thanks
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Just plug the splitter valves into each side of existing remote, run the wires to a push button switch that mounts on one remote lever, and wire to the battery. No idea what brand they are, but worked until I sold the tractor.
Thank you for your response. I found one of the valves you speak of in a catalog but it goes for $500. I was hoping I could do it manually with some of these other diverter valves for a lot less money. I don't need to change it often but if I could just plug them in I can keep the oil a lot cleaner . I see manually operated four way and six way diverter valves but they do they don't explain how they hook up and I don't know if they will work. Thanks again.
Gear reduction on the motor. Good luck!
Thanks again, that's a good idea you have. Hopefully someone that reads this post has some experience in doing this hydraulic type work and will have a simple answer that we haven't thought of yet. It will be the simplest fix as everything is already plumbed. I just need a block with 2.5 inch centers on the inlets and four out lets that separate two systems with a manual valve. Doesn't seem that complicated but I have never dealt with hydraulics before and need some life examples.
That's what I wanted all right. Baileys has what I was looking for . I also found Surplus supply which even has more valves and some better ones. Looks like I was looking for a 6 way selector valve. I can make it a lot cheaper than $500 store bought but have to do a lot of plumbing . By the time I get done it would still ending up costing me over $300 so it's not worth it to me . I'll just change hoses when I need to the few times I need to. I thank you all for your time. Now I know more than I did when I started. So it was worth the effort. Maybe someone else will make their own with this information.