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- Mar 19, 2005
- Mahindra 7520, Mahindra 3215HST, Case 580 extendahoe, Case 310 dozer, Parsons trencher, Cat D6,
I do not believe that air is the issue, unless you have it in the whole system, thus the dipstick fluid check.Thanks for replying Brian.
I have used the diverter for over a year and it works fine. At least all of the functions work correctly.
I'm not sure what you are suggesting is not the issue. Are you referring to the diverter?
I haven't checked the dipstick but will the next time I use the tractor. Good point and thanks.
I was told by the hydraulic guy at Princess Auto not to use flow restrictors, when I was trying to reduce flows to the tilt cylinder for the FEL brush mower I made. He said something about, when the flow is going into the bottom (large volume) side of the cylinder there is a back pressure created in the ram side which was causing seals to blow in their cylinders. Have you experienced anything like this and does it make sense or not.
What size flow restrictors do you use on Kubota L6060's and do you sell / ship them to Canadians?
When you adjust the cylinders, is it difficult to extend the rod slowly? You have a lot of weight pulling on the rod extending the rod quicker that the fluid can fill the base end when the rod extends very quick. When the base end of the cylinder does not have time to fill, a vacuum is then pulled on the cylinder and you get the spongy rod that you are getting.
I provide 2 flow restrictors 99.9% of the time for each individual top & tilt cylinder I sell. .030 for 2" cylinders, .045 for 2 1/2" dia cylinders and .060 for 3" dia cylinders. Yes the same size for both ends works just fine. No issues with thousands of cylinders provided to date.
I build my own flow restrictors, they are for #6 & or #8 ORB ports with #6 JIC-M ends for connecting the hoses. If you do not have those size-type fittings, then you will probably need to get separate restrictor fittings. When you purchase the separate fittings, they only come in the .030 & .060 orifice sizes.
As far as the check valves for the cylinders, unless you have 3/8" British ports on your cylinders, you will not find a pre-made check valve kit for your cylinders. I have to machine the banjo bolts to be used on my cylinders when I supply check valves for my units as well as make restrictor fittings for the check valve.