TTWT and other interested followers have had information about the rear remotes and adding hydraulics to items. I have just engineered a cylinder and have posted photos, however I am offering this post in hopes that suppliers and other vendors might also look into using the backhoe boom loop cylinder. In my instance I wanted to use a different cylinder but the main supplier was out of stock. They called today and said they'd have the one I really wanted at the end of the month. I took a cross attach model and cut the end and rotated it 90 degrees. The pin to pin needed was 17" and I had to cut the rod end off 1" to make it fit. This paticular cylinder had the inlets at the ends and it was a little tight but I managed clearance. After getting it in place it worked liked a charm. My control is on left side so no problem in using the handle and the joy stick. I did note that the orange tractor had a foot pedal for the cylinder and I could also engineer one of those but you know the deck space on the back hoe is a little tight for foot work. I wondered if BXpanded might pick up on the cylinder deal and have one with their thumb. My post is in hopes they see this also. I can absolutely tell you when you open up the jaw plus the bucket you have a mouth full of range to grab something. It even impressed me with the action. I'm at the age where lifting somewhat limited or non existence and if I can get this tractor in range "no problem". It's like a brother to the front end grapple and equally valuable. TTWT and KennyD, if you can put a bug in those engineers ears I know that many, many of the members will benefit with a cylinder such as this.
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