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cat 226 quick disconnect fitting question

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rjm022, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. rjm022

    rjm022 Member
    Messages: 37

    almost done building my plow- just about ready to have hoses made for the snow plow cylinders. what size male/female disconnect fittings do i need to attach to my cat 226? cant find any info on this in my parts book or maintenance manual-thanks.
     
  2. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    If it has the flat face couplers on the machine side, you SHOULD need 1/2" pipe thread down to 1/4" for the plow side. I would probably get the couplers in hand though first to make sure.
     
  3. rjm022

    rjm022 Member
    Messages: 37

    yes-it has the flat face couplers- thanks.
     
  4. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    One more note:

    Don't be afraid to make the hoses a little longer than you "think" you may need. I've torn the hoses apart a few times before learning this.

    Also, you probably will need restrictors in the line as well as a cross over relief valve of some sort to play it safe. :salute:
     
  5. rjm022

    rjm022 Member
    Messages: 37

    thanks. yeah i am having the hoses made longer than i "think' i need-just to be on the safe side.