Hydraulic Test Kits -- Thoughts?

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Looking for ideas --- I see a number of technicians using the QuadriGages (low, medium, high gauges mounted on a "tree"), also sourced through HydraCheck and many "low cost" hydraulic test kits on the market.

I have an old JD flowmeter, would like a general hydraulic test kit for checking main pumps, relief valves, steering, etc (don't need adapters -- have a tool box full). Recommendations?
 
  
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Ok -- did an upgrade ($700 total) and have pretty much everything I need in a complete hydraulics test kit:

Hedland 0-50GPM Flow Meter
Adapters
Control Valve w/PSI Gauge

Just used on a 5065E -- isolated the problem in one minute (after spending 30 minutes hooking up the adapters/test ports). The flow meter was installed horizontally and works in any direction (unlike the picture suggests). No more trips to the dealerships and down time.
 

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isolated the problem in one minute

Helpful to know what problem you isolated when using the Hedland kit. just curious how it worked for you.
 
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My experience when I served as a JD dealer service manager for "13 long yrs" that the Hedland flowrater is a very good hydraulic diagnostic tool.
 
 
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