- Jan 20, 2010
- Northern, IL
- Branson 2400H, JD X540
No you can not use the tank port of chute valve to supply backhoe.Indeed, when the valve is in center position, it flows back to the tank.
Can I instead of flowing it back to the tank, feed the backhoe? It would mean the output of the valve would be under pressure when the backhoe is in use. Not sure if that's ok.
Think outside the box. No one said the QDs had to be just right there. I propose you move the original hydraulic lines back to their original locations. Without your valve, I assume you would have a PB loop with a male/female QD pair in the back when the BH is absent. Put that back. Add hoses with QDs from that location to your valve. Use 90 degree fittings or whatever to get your right side clearance. So basically you are swapping in or out either the BH or valve into the hydraulic loop.Thanks but because of the place they've put the valve, adding quick connects would make it cumbersome to get of the tractor from its right side. The hose are already in the way and adding 1/2" quick connects would reduce that clearance even more. Too bad my tractor didn't come with a remote valve where the 3PH lever is (it was an option at purchase but that tractor was purchase new from someone else 10 years ago without that option). It would have been so much cleaner.