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hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch.

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W M

09-21-2009 20:00:00




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I have homemade forks on my D17 3pt hitch and I would like to have a hydraulic ram in place of the top link because it has to be adjusted constantly when picking something up.

Is this reasonable? It would need assist while shortening! How would you hook that up?




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Brett Esbaum

09-29-2009 19:06:54




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to W M, 09-21-2009 20:00:00  
What is the double pilot check valve. I put a extra valve on my d 17 to add two way hydrallics.



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kelly mt

09-23-2009 16:47:35




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to W M, 09-21-2009 20:00:00  
I use one on my Oliver 1850 when picking up big round bales. I pick one up on the loader and one with the three point. Going up and down hills was a problem but with a cylinder top link I can pull the spear angle up quite a bit and the bale stays on. I just use the remotes. PK



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W M

09-22-2009 06:46:37




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to W M, 09-21-2009 20:00:00  
Thanks for all your replies and wisdom.

The reason it needs to be adjusted is because when it is level on the ground, it tilts as it rises. A good thing sometimes, but not always. It looks like I need a 24" x 8" ram.

Also, do I need a return line, or will it drain back through the remote line?



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Hay DR

09-22-2009 06:24:44




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to W M, 09-21-2009 20:00:00  
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If your toplink cylinder had a double piloted check valve you would not be adjusting it.



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gatz

09-22-2009 07:22:57




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to Hay DR, 09-22-2009 06:24:44  
Hay,
How does that work,?



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tuggle

09-21-2009 20:16:41




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to W M, 09-21-2009 20:00:00  
I put one on my Case 400. I bought it from ebay.
I hooked it to the remote hyd. lines and use it to move round bales with the bale fork. It works great.



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W M

09-21-2009 20:27:34




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to tuggle, 09-21-2009 20:16:41  
Did you use a dual action ram? Do you use the hydraulic to raise the load and let it fall down by gravity like the lift arms?

If you use a dual action ram, can you pick which end will be the power and which the return?

I just can't picture how this works.

Thanks,
Wayne



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scot in pa

09-21-2009 21:17:34




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 Re: hydraulic ram for top link on a 3pt hitch. in reply to W M, 09-21-2009 20:27:34  
Put hoses on it and hook it to your remote. Switch the hoses in the remote if you think it would be more intuitive/natural/whatever for it to move the opposite way. when you pull the lever.Which end goes on the tractor versus forks doesn't really matter.



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