I see what you mean. With a low pressure pump up front, the hydraulic speed should be faster too. Thanks for the advice. The valves I am looking at will handle up to 3,500 (I believe it said)and the excess bleeds off.
I guess I'll have to live with the slow speed. I need it to open and close the gate on a round baler. Also, it would be nice for splitting wood. I hope the speed is not too slow.