|petertay said: (quoted from post at 10:33:47 08/11/14) My lift times for the full ten feet are similar to what you mentioned:|
500 RPM - 9 seconds
1200 RPM - 3 sec
1500 RPM - 2.5 sec
Think that Northern Tools reducer mentioned by ScoutB would
allow a decent lift rate while running at higher speeds such as
plowing or moving dirt?
Nine seconds is way too slow for my taste and 2.5 seconds is PDQ. Sort of like porridge - too hot or too cold ;-)
If I used a flow restrictor it would be in the lift cylinder work circuit
- not the pump supply line coming to the valve. The restrictor is going to create a substantial back pressure in the circuit and I wouldn't want the pump running full time into that sort of load for the very good reasons ScoutB gave you. I'd also use a one way restrictor so that you don't slow down the speed at which the lift drops. Here is a nice adjustable one that is a bit cheaper than the one from Northern Tool: Prince Flow Reducer
TOH This post was edited by TheOldHokie at 09:00:44 08/11/14.