There are dozens of posts and photos on this topic, and I have read them all a couple of times and looked at all of the photos. But, the more I read, the more confused I get. (Hey - I'm just a college boy with a couple of physics courses under my belt. I hope that nobody expects me to understand how to actually apply all that stuff that was in the books!)
I just want a hydraulic top link on my 1025R. I think that all I need is a cylinder of the correct length, a single lever valve, and the hoses to plumb them into my hydraulic system... I think...
I'm just a hobbyist, so I'm looking for a bucks down rather than a high end solution. A unit from FitRite would be nice, but I can't justify the cost given all the more that I would use it. (It would be a different story if I used the tractor to generate income.)
- Can I use the hydraulic connections that are on the back of the machine that would normally power the backhoe?
- What do I need to look for in a valve - I see terms like "bi-directional", "detent", "check valve", and other terms that i don't understand when applied to a hydraulic valve.
- I would need a valve that holds it's setting without any bleed down. Maybe that's what the check valve does?