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    Default 3Pt Log Splitter Hydraulics Question

    I have a three point log splitter. It came with an open center control valve and a kit to convert it to closed center. I am going to attach it to the power beyond on my JD4700. My question is which valve configuration do I need? (closed or open center)
    Don

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    Default Re: 3Pt Log Splitter Hydraulics Question

    If it came set up as an open center, leave it alone. Always make sure a hose is connected to both fittings on your power beyond. Either by way of an implement such as the log splitter or by hooking up the short return hose from one fitting to the other. If you start the tractor with the little hose unhooked and hanging, you can do expensive damage.

    This advice applies to the JD system. It may not apply to other tractors.
    Lewis Gordon

    JD 790, 300 FEL, 5' KK rotary mower, 5' boxscraper, Huskee 3PT logsplitter, JD#39N sickle mower and a Jinma 6" chipper in JD colors.

    My XUV gas Gator wants a brother !!!!!!!! (the diesel kind)

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    Default Re: 3Pt Log Splitter Hydraulics Question

    Quote Originally Posted by gordon21
    This advice applies to the JD system. It may not apply to other tractors.
    It applies to just about every other tractor that has that type of power beyond option connection.
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    Default Re: 3Pt Log Splitter Hydraulics Question

    Thanks for the quick reply. I am glad I asked as I assumed I would need the closed center and installed the kit. I will put it back to open center tomorrow. Thankfully it only takes 10 munutes to change if you work slowly as when it is cold. Thanks again.
    Don

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    Veteran Member gordon21's Avatar
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    Default Re: 3Pt Log Splitter Hydraulics Question

    Your 4700 tractor probably has a 12 GPM flow. That will make the log splitter really move. Watch your hands the first few times!!! We don't want to start calling you stubby.

    My little 790 has less than half that flow and it is quick enough for me.
    Lewis Gordon

    JD 790, 300 FEL, 5' KK rotary mower, 5' boxscraper, Huskee 3PT logsplitter, JD#39N sickle mower and a Jinma 6" chipper in JD colors.

    My XUV gas Gator wants a brother !!!!!!!! (the diesel kind)

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