3rd Function Hydraulic Kits
Third Function Hydraulic Kit
Standard tractor loaders move buckets with four basic functions: up, down, curling, and dumping. The Meadows Mills Third Function Hydraulic Kit allows for the use of grapples, shifting forks, bucket thumbs, and a host of alternative hydraulic functions beyond lifting and curling. Tractors with up to 14 gpm auxiliary flow are typically fitted with a tandem center, D03, electric/hydraulic valve that is operated by a two-button control handle mounted on the tractor loader handle. Meadows can accommodate tractors that already have the auxiliary control button available on the handle. Because the push button ratings vary and are not always robust enough to handle a 12 V DC valve coil on all manufacturers’ machines, Meadows includes a control relay for each button providing for a prolonged push button life. Tractors with over 14 gpm auxiliary flow are typically fitted with a D05, tandem center, electric/hydraulic valve. Often times, larger tractors are offered with pressure compensated, load sense hydraulic systems. Factory third function kits for these machines are extremely expensive. With access to an identical tractor, Meadows Mills can upfit these systems with Third Function Hydraulics for a much more affordable option. Having a Third Function Hydraulic Kit on your loader opens up a world of possible operations that you can complete with your tractor.