I'm finding that I need both my front blade and my snow blower for cleaning up after a storm. The changeout from one to the other is not bad at all except for the hydraulic lines. Each time you have to route or unroute the snow blower's lines for the chute, carefully tying them down to keep them out of the front right tire. And after you've installed the snow blower, you have the lines for the front quick hitch angling just dangling around in space, needing to be secured.
I'm looking at installing 2 hydraulic quick connects (female) on the quick hitch to be used by the snow blower chute lines. My thought was to simply put a T fitting where each line goes into the quick hitch angling cylinder and add the quick connect to the T. When the snow blower is in use, the pin on the quick hitch prevents the angling cylinder from moving. So no fluid would go into or out of that cylinder. With the T in place, instead the fluid would move the chute cylinder on the snow blower. This configuration would eliminate 2 lines from going back to the SCV ports and eliminate the dangling lines from the quick hitch angling cylinder.
Please comment if I'm doing something silly here. I know a lot of you know more about hydraulics than I do. Also, if you can recommend a source for the parts I'll need I'd be grateful.
A diagram of my proposal is attached, along with a picture of the connections to the front quick hitch angling cylinder. It looks to me like there's enough room to add the T's and quick connects.
When I complete this project, assuming it's a go, I'll post pictures of the final configuration and a parts list.