Hey everybody. This exact topic may have been previously posted but if it has I'm sorry to reinvent the wheel. I also apologize for the length of the post, I thought the background might be in order.
I own a 4066M that's has a substantial modification. I picked up a Curtis cab from them on clearance. The cab was made for the "R" series. The ONLY difference I could find that would impact my cab installation was the location of the loader joystick. (mounted on the upper right frame of the D170 loader) My dealer told me there was not a kit that would relocate those controls. Since the controls are mounted next to the driver seat on the ”R" series H180 loader I kept looking. I finally found the kit and ordered it. I'm not much of a mechanical guy so I had everything delivered to Linhard's automotive in Cockeysville, MD and left town. I was going to be away for several weeks and they were going to work on it as time permitted as this was their not so busy time.
Well I came home and found that my tractor was exactly what I wanted. The hydraulics for the loader had all been properly installed. The front and rear cameras with monitor had been installed. The fan, auxillary lights and required switch box had been installed as well.
Fast forward 4 months and now I thought I wanted a rock bucket then decided what I REALLY need is a grapple bucket. A "grid" bottom grapple bucket will allow me to pick up some big rock filled dirt, shake a bit of dirt out and keep the rocks. Also the grapple bucket has more uses down the line than a rock bucket. (I need the rocks now for a gabion box wall I need to build to control some erosion. All the rocks found during other projects have been dumped in one area and covered) That means I need front hydraulics. The first question that needed answering was full time or diverter. The more I thought about it the more I believe diverter is best for me. It'll be better for me not to try doing 3 things at the same time. I've seen a bunch of places including my almost (30 miles) neighbor Kennyd from Bolt on hooks sells diverter valves for 1, 2 & 3 series but nothing big enough for my 4066H (it's no longer an M and it's not an R do it must be a hybrid) I've seen a few different things on the interweb but I'm really not sure what I'm looking at. Right now I'm leaning toward Summit hydraulics but I couldn't tell you why....
I THINK this is something I can hook up myself with some help from the folks on GTT. ANY help or opinions are appreciated. The pictures aren't the best but I had to include the one with my GSD.