I can't see why they couldn't be mounted vertically. It is just an electric solenoid, not something that must be mounted a certain way. I found this pic on google...I've put some thought into this. I initially though of electric solenoids, most I found wouldn't have the length of pull required. I found that Cummins mechanical injection pump fuel shutoff solenoids would have the length of pull, problem being they are not intended or able to be mounted vertically.
John, that I believe is a P-Pump off a cummins 12valve(light duty truck) engine. It doesnt have the length of pull required, need better then 1.500". The ones I had found with the length of pull required were off an industrial cummins engine(I believe). I just looked back through all my paperwork and cant find the solenoids I had spec'd out. Ill see if I can find them again.
I've put some thought into this. I initially though of electric solenoids, most I found wouldn't have the length of pull required. I found that Cummins mechanical injection pump fuel shutoff solenoids would have the length of pull, problem being they are not intended or able to be mounted vertically. So I then thought about using little pneumatic cylinders. Then how would you keep air on board. For me I thought about having a small reserve tank that could be filled using the air pump for the seat, or CO2 cylinders with a regulator. But you all know that when you needed to use it, it would be empty. I've back burner-ed it for the time being, but I want to look more into it this winter.
My intention was to fab a bracket to mount to the pin storage hole so the solenoid would be directly over the pin for a straight pull. Problem being finding one with a small enough OD to fit in that locationJust curious but, where would you mount a solenoid? The JDQA bracket itself sits immediately inside of the pin location. If you mount the solenoid on the outside, it would extend beyond the side of the bucket. I'd give that 10 minutes before being knocked off.
Is the idea to drill through the JDQA bracket and go through it?
That looks like what Caterpillar uses on my 289D CTL for the skid steer mounting of buckets and implements. Electric motor running hydraulic cylinder in a linear motion with brackets to pull the pins. Not perfect but it works. You have to keep the pins greased or it will not release all the way.i was thinking something like this, a local company use them on the rear tail gates on grain trucks so they should be strong enough...http://harvestaire.com.au/tractor-parts-catalogue/files/assets/common/page-substrates/page0032.jpg