/ GC1705 Project-additional hydraulics #21
No it is not. Pretty sure thats the tank line from FEL valve. The PB line is the soft line i showed earlier in the thread that terminates underneath the front of fuel tank. Basically impossible to get to without removing the rops/fenders. You can just tap into each line underneath the tractor though, i just didn't want extra running back and forth with lines.
You dont have to remove the tank. You just have to remove seat, rops, grips and rear fender assy. I did put a 3/8 bspp to 3/8 jic adapter there and ran a new hose, but It would be easier to just series into it underneath the tractor where it goes from hard to soft line. This is especially true when you remove the rops twice because the fitting underneath the seat is the only one that decides to leak out of 13 added on the project.
The GC1705 has been sitting WAY too much since I bought it in 2017 (60 hours). Looked at trading in for a 1725MB but have decided I can get more for my money with DIY mods.
Starting this thread to document progress over the next few weeks but plans are this:
1: SSQA dl95 adapter, mine currently has a pin on bucket. Already ordered this and should have within a week or so. Eventually I will weld on a plate to stock bucket, but this will be lower priority as it doesnt get used much.
2: True 3rd function Solenoid controlled hydraulic valve (HSV) for working a grapple.
3: Coming off the HSV, i will plumb in another handle controlled valve that will be rear remote set for working a hydraulic top link.
4: If this all goes well, and I can afford it....ill likely invest in the Cold Roll Industrial Grapple.
I have been looking for a specific fit hydraulic kit since I bought this, and they just don't exist. I figured, if I can accomplish this, it will be good to document where it may be useful to others. Updates to follow soon.