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Adding an hydraulic selector valve

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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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Re: Adding an hydraulic selector valve

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You will need two valves, one to split each side of a remote valve. I used an electric set for several years feeding hay in the winter. Front end loader was plugged in remotes of an 885, no ports left for a hay carrier/unroller on the back.
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.
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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.

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Seems high but I just priced putting a third remote on a TD95 and it's 1800 for parts. Would it be worth looking into maybe putting an electric actuator on the discharge of your blower? Just something simple like the motor on the end of a chopper spout. If you need 180 degree rotation, welding a ring and pinion type setup wouldn't take much either with enough
Gear reduction on the motor. Good luck!
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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.

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Are you saying you want two seperate outputs from a single input, that will only be used one at a time. In other words you would throw a manual valve one way to use one set of outlets and the other way to use the other set. Never using both outlets at the same time. If so, you would be able to still use one control valve and handle. Try Bailey supply, they have a lot of hydraulic parts and seem to have people that can help figure out what you would need.
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here is what i used, worked fine... no idea on cost, that was 15 years or so ago...photo (3).JPGphoto (2).JPG

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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. 

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