I have a 2016 JD 4066R tractor with H180 loader and grapple, and SB1184 snow blower. I also have Addington Industries forestry package which includes belly pan, limb risers and steel canopy. The 3rd SCV works the grip function on the grapple or the chute on the blower and is controlled by the thumb toggle on the joystick. It's easy to remove the grapple because the hydraulic lines connect to tubes on the loader arm. To connect the blower, however, I have to (1) disconnect at mid-body the hoses that connect to the tubes on the loader arm, (2) thread the hoses from the blower over the rear axle and under the operator deck and then connect them at mid-body. The belly pan protects these mid-body connection fittings from below, which is good, but it also means I can't grip either the female fitting or the hose with my fists. I have to use one arthritic finger and one arthritic thumb on each connector. I've done it many times. I've also, on occasion, tried to do it for 45 minutes and given up.
Can I put connectors for the blower on the back of the tractor where I can reach and operate them easily? Would I then need some kind of switch to activate the rear connectors vs. the connectors on the loader arm? (I don't need the grapple and the blower to work at the same time.)
Future problem: If I get a PTO wood chipper with a hydraulic feed, I'll need continuous flow to the rear. What do I need to have this option?