I received my Fit Rite Hydraulics hydraulic top link a few weeks ago. Just had some time to install.
As always, Fit Rite's (Brian) workmanship is absolutely outstanding.
Before you ask, yes it took about 6 months from placing the order to receiving the top link. Whether or not you can wait is a decision you have to make when ordering! For me, I like quality, so it was worth the wait and I will primarily use the hydraulic top link when I use my hydraulic lift and dump MCS in the fall, so I planned ahead and ordered it in plenty of time.
When dumping my hydraulic lift and dump MCS, I find I like to have the MCS tilted toward the tractor when using it but when dumping it, it would be nice to be able to tilt the 3 point back so the MCS angles back over my dump trailer further. Having the hydraulic top link will enable me to shorten and lengthen the top link as needed so that when dumping, I can dump in the middle of the trailer.
I opted to design and buy my own hydraulic adapters and hose rather than have Brian supply them. Not that Brian doesn't do a great job , I am a hydraulics guy so I just want to do it myself!!
I used Parker adapters and hose. To control the speed of movement, I used Parker 6L0HL6-S .031 orifice adapters in both lines. This provides for nice smooth movement of the top link, even at high idle.
2 - 6C50L0-S - #6 ORB x #6 ORFS swivel
2 - 6L0HL6-S .031 orifice - #6 ORFS male x #6 ORFS swivel
Parker Hoses (1/4" SAE 100R1 hose - #6 ORFS swivel one end x 1/4" NPT male one end):
1 - F422JS01-6-4-4 40" long
1 - F422JS01-6-4-4 42" long