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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 07:27 PM

I was checking the old sales brochure online and noticed that you could get an optional second hydraulic circuit (second control handle and lines with quick-connect - besides the deck lift) for the LGT's. Anyone have one of these on their Ford?

It would be nice to have lines at the front/back of the tractor for attachments. I have never seen the second line kit for these - guessing that if they were available they would fetch a good price!

Anybody rigged these up from non-Ford stock? What did you use? I had considered using controller and lines from a more common source (say Deere ones like on the 300 series) that are available fairly cheap.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Tenn, I was thinking about this same thing. I saw a small bar with a slot in it on the side and was wondering what that was for. It would be great to add a tiller without droping the deck. Im sure even in the late 70's early 80's the must have had this technology lol! That lift bar was on the right side as you are looking at it from the back towards the front.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:02 PM

Yea, not sure of the year it was available, but the brochure is here on the Ford manuals section. It shows a second stalk next to the deck lift handle - guess there is a different cover plate with a cutout for it...

I think I would install a 2 circuit controller and put a line for each at front and back that would be seperate from the deck lift - that way you wouldn't need a cutout on the deck lift circuit..

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 10:06 PM

I may do this in the future, I have the extra valve.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Kenny, you have one of the FORD valves? Is it the same assembly as the deck lift (just adding another one) or is it a different body? I've never seen or heard of one, aside from seeing that add. I don't have a lot of Ford experience though, so thats not saying much.....

Who makes it - wonder if it is available from other sources....

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:54 AM

I thought I saw that the 165 with the optional front Hydraulics has a 2 spool valve? I never saw a spot you could mount a second valve ?
Most valves with out powerbeyond feature should not be hooked up in a series because it can and most cases will ruin the first one in the series. (high pressure builds in the low pressure circuit and ruins spool seals and in some cases, blows the bottom off the body).
So be careful.


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Posted June 04, 2012 - 06:06 AM

I think I have the parts breakdown pic uploaded. Oops, that's only a partial pic! Here is the whole page:
FrontHydraulicsKits.jpeg

I'll see if the .pdf is uploaded to the manuals section! If not, I'll get it in there and post a link!


It's uploaded and here is the link:
http://gardentractor...accessoriespdf/

Edited by KennyP, June 04, 2012 - 06:13 AM.
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Posted June 04, 2012 - 06:18 AM

The added valve is the same valve I used on the GTV and I have an extra. I don't know what brand it is as yet. But the .pdf shows how to hook it up. Maybe one of these days I can get it on there and use it for the rear lift once I find another cylinder!

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 06:55 AM

Ah yes, part # 17 is absolutely key, have to have that part or it will not work , that is the powerbeyond plug, with out this that valve can be damaged.
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Posted June 04, 2012 - 07:10 AM

That is good to know. I'm pretty sure my Ford has that plug! Thanks, Keith!

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 07:50 AM

I garrentee it doesnt! It has the port with a standard sae straight thread plug, that #17 is special , it is for powerbeyond and it HAS to connected when it is installed.;)

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 07:53 AM

Now I got you, I have to find one of those to use that port! Time to hunt!

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:06 AM

Just wanted to check back on this.... My Ford is almost done, and would like to add a second hydraulic circuit to it while it is still in pieces.

 

Did anyone ever find a source for that part #17?

 

Or as a second option, could a one piece 2 port controller (like the 2 circuit controller for the Deere 300/318) be used? Would have to rig a linkage to fit the Ford handle, but guessing the "part #17" would be built into the spool valve. Anybody know or have tried this? 



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 04:25 AM

Just wanted to check back on this.... My Ford is almost done, and would like to add a second hydraulic circuit to it while it is still in pieces.
 
Did anyone ever find a source for that part #17?
 
Or as a second option, could a one piece 2 port controller (like the 2 circuit controller for the Deere 300/318) be used? Would have to rig a linkage to fit the Ford handle, but guessing the "part #17" would be built into the spool valve. Anybody know or have tried this? 

That would definitely be your best choice and it makes the plumbing far more simple too.
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Posted February 04, 2013 - 01:21 PM

Or as a second option, could a one piece 2 port controller (like the 2 circuit controller for the Deere 300/318) be used? Would have to rig a linkage to fit the Ford handle, but guessing the "part #17" would be built into the spool valve. Anybody know or have tried this? 

 

That would make it very easy and doable to use one of those valves. :thumbs:






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