1/4 hose for toplink

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puckgrinder85

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Anyone use 1/4 hose for a toplink over 3/8?" Im leaning to 1/4 for the size and minimal flow it will need, may be a bit of a restriction to slow down its movements. Anyone go this route with success?
 
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Anyone use 1/4 hose for a toplink over 3/8?" Im leaning to 1/4 for the size and minimal flow it will need, may be a bit of a restriction to slow down its movements. Anyone go this route with success?

1/4" hose is fine, it will not slow the use down that it makes any difference. I think that us suppliers of these premade hose kits use 3/8" hose because it is tougher than the 1/4" and therefore we as suppliers have fewer problems using 3/8" vs 1/4". You may find that you still want to get some restrictors to slow the ram down even more. ;)
 
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I went with 1/4 and it still can move a little too fast. (That might have something to do with my 500 PSI piloted check valve, though.)
 
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You can always add a needle valve and adjust it to your needs.
 
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I always recommend 1/4" or TnT setups and grapples. Cheaper, more flexible, easier to route=win, win, win.
 
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puckgrinder85

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Its not really a matter of cylinder speed, I just thought it might be a desirable side effect of going with the smaller hose. I just gotta make sure my supplier can go from 1/4 line to a -8 JIC fitting. If not i'll have to stick with the 3/8 hose.
 
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Strength of the hose has more to do with the quality of the hose you use, than the size. Hose comes in 1 wire braid, 2 wire braid or 4 wire. The more wires the stronger it is. Cheap 1/4" hose tends to be 1 wire and 3/8 tends to be 2 wire. As long as you get 2 wire hose, the 1/4" will be as strong as the 3/8" hose.
 
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Its not really a matter of cylinder speed, I just thought it might be a desirable side effect of going with the smaller hose. I just gotta make sure my supplier can go from 1/4 line to a -8 JIC fitting. If not i'll have to stick with the 3/8 hose.

That should not be a problem
 
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On a plow installation we found the lift/drop to be much too fast.
My solution was to install a male/female fitting that I welded shut and then bored a 3/32 hole thru the welded area.
Worked like a charm and cost, like $2.50 each!
 
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The restrictors for my 3 point backhoe were a small hole washer dropped in before the hose was screwed on.
 
 
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