Half a dozen. Frankly it would be considerably easier and faster to make them with a single set of ports - top, side, end, or any combination thereof. The universal six port idea isn't really a better mouse trap - just more work. I have an industrial mill with digital readouts but tool and work holding changes still add up quickMe? 2 in previous years, then 5 more since I started this thread plus the 6 I'm working on right now.
Over to you, Dan....
I'd like to put my order in for one of these blocks for an L295DT. I joined this site a while ago because the information people share here is wonderful, but this is my first time posting. I too want to tap into my hydraulic system so I can add remotes or a spool valve. My understanding from having read the previous posts is that the L295DT diverter block is the same as the L185. Please let me know if you can make me one. Thanks.Interest thus far:
gottabeorange - 2
Russel King - 1
Vigo - 1 (?)
ffhasselhoff - 1
Potential market thus far: 5. All in the US.
I know whatvyou mean lol. Have a 5 and 3 yo. My boy (3yo) could change a tire by himself if he had the strength to do it. I break the lugs loose and he spins them off, then tries to take the tire off. Funny to watch him. My daughter is all about operating the equipment, even if she can't quite reach the pedals.Oh he started young alright. At 3, he wanted to push the button. At 4, he'd graduated to squirting the cutting oil with the oil can (God I went through a lot of oil that year!) By 5 he knew his numbers and set the spindle speeds. 6 saw him sharpening old nails on the bench grinder. Over the next few years he diversified into bandsaw, drill press and bench sander. The current challenge is to see how far he can tap the pipe threads -- his record is 9mm deep in the aluminium before the taper gets the better of him and I have to take over.
Now, who wants the one made by the apprentice?
You can only use one set of ports and you don't need an extra loopback hose.Thanks for the block Torch - it looks good.
I didn’t realize there would be extra ports - now I have to figure out all the extra things I can add with them.
I want to be able to take the valve and hoses off when the loader is off - any suggestions for how to do that? I was thinking of using quick connects on the block and using a short hose with matching connections to bypass when the loader and are valve is off.
I was also wondering could plumb in some sort of diverter valve so in just have to plug in the loader hoses and turn the valve, and just stitch the valve back to divert to the 3 point when the loader is off.
Thanks for the help.
As Dan said, you can't really add extra circuits at the block. The Kubota "Open Center" type hydraulic system connects additional implements in series. The multitude of ports is only intended to ensure the block is compatible with a wide range of models and provide options for hose routing.I didn’t realize there would be extra ports - now I have to figure out all the extra things I can add with them.